Cancellation: Douglas Coupland

It has been a fairly open secret for the last couple of months that LitFest had planned to showcase Douglas Coupland at this year's festival.  Sadly, we received the following notice today:

“Due to an unforeseen responsibility which conflicts with Litfest’s event date, Douglas Coupland regrets that he will be unable to participate in Edmonton’s nonfiction festival.”

We remain huge fans of Coupland's writing, his tremendous brain, and his diverse talents, and will hope to find other opportunities to present him in the future.