Here's hoping that other participants will follow her lead:
Canadian author Margaret Atwood has pulled out of the Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature after the Dubai-based fair's decision to pull a book that refers to a gay relationship.
As the author of the offending book has asked:
Can you have a literary festival and ban books because they feature gay characters?
Evidently you can, provided you're willing to be offensive - offensive to the whole spirit of literature. Margaret Atwood is a vice president of International PEN.