Rose Melikan was born in Detroit, Michigan. Since 1993, she has been a Fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. Her academic research centers on 18th and early 19th British political and constitutional history. She lives in Cambridge, England with her husband.
A Conversation with Rose Melikan, Author of The Counterfeit Guest
What have been the challenges of creating your second work of fiction? What lessons had you learned from the first novel that you were able to apply this time?
I suppose that the particular challenge of writing a sequel is to recreate the fictional world of the earlier book without retelling its story. By “fictional world” I mean not just the physical environment but the...