Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Author Christopher Hitchens diagnosed with cancer | Books | The Guardian
Polemicist cancels book tour promoting autobiography and will undergo chemotherapy
Christopher Hitchens, 61, has been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian
The author and polemicist Christopher Hitchens yesterday announced he was cutting short a promotional book tour in order to undergo chemotherapy treatment.
There were reports that the the British-born writer, who was a heavy smoker until giving up several years ago, had been diagnosed with cancer. More...