Submitted by Leah on Thu, 2014-10-16 14:20
For the past week Ion has been undergoing tests in hospital. He has been diagnosed with untreatable cancer and will be receiving palliative care as and when necessary. For the moment he will continue with his responsibilities until such time as this is not possible.
Jonathan Taylor, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, comments ‘We are very shocked and saddened by Ion’s news and ask that the privacy of his family be respected during this difficult time.’
No further comment will be made.