This is such sad but understandable news and my heart goes out to Anne O’Brien and her team. Such an important literary gathering on our annual calendar that is dependent on hard work and vision over months and months. So innovative, so refreshing, so vital.
Yes authors miss out, readers miss out – but I am sending a virtual hug to this astonishing festival team. I am toasting YOU tonight! Goodness knows how you are feeling.
Very sad. Is there any possibility of some of the events proceeding online, I wonder?