Our last day we took the elevator to the top of the Empire State building, and when we looked down we saw lots of moths flying
I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.
Here's why he threatened to kill Ethan Coen's dog.