Cultural appropriation is ultimately about the cash
None of this would matter if authors had unlimited access to the grants that help keep them writing. But there is only so much to go around. When some win, others lose.
American author Annie Proulx, right, pictured with then-U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman in September 2016, wrote The Shipping News, a book set in Newfoundland. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Canada