Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie Knecht's new novel is Who is Vera Kelly? From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: How did you come up with your character Vera Kelly?

A: She came together in bits. She has parts of the biography of some people who are close to me, and parts that I made up completely, and she had to have a personality that would bridge those pieces and hold together. She also has a slight reserve that I think all my protagonists have.

Q: Anmiryam Budner writes of the novel that it "brings to life a young woman who defies the stereotype of the glamorous male hero that has been...the public face of fictional espionage." What do you think of that assessment?

A: It's true that she's not a typical spy protagonist, not just because she's a woman but because she is often frustrated, unsure, irritated, lonely-- a lot of feelings that James Bond doesn't have.

However, a lot of those feelings...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue