I reserve the right to imagine anyone and anything I damn well please. If I want to write about Jewish people, or paedophiles or Patagonians or witches in 12th-century Finland, then I will do so, despite being "authentically" none of these things ... My work may convince or it may not. However, I will not accept that I have any a priori responsibility to anyone - white, black or brown, let alone any 'community' - to represent them in any particular way.
King of the Streets
The third novel in the Sam Turner series.
This is an adroit and thoughtful thriller, well worth a read. Pete Whittaker, Tribune.