It isn't that I'm not a big fan of Jonathan Raban, I'm sure he's a very nice man and writer. His apparent concern for rural growth issues and septics is something that he and I have in common.
That said I wish people would stop doing this:
The Stranger did it (in my eyes) today with their Genius Awards, and my favorite radio show did it back a few months ago when they came out to Seattle.
Authors who more =Seattle than Raban would include Bruce Brown, the great Fred Moody and Douglas Coupland. Yes, Coupland is from Canada, but at least for a foreigner, he's from the eco-region.