Jessie Burton was born in 1982. She studied at Oxford University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has worked as an actress and a PA in the City. She now lives in south-east London, not far from where she grew up. She is the author of the bestselling novels The Miniaturist and The Muse.
From the beaches of Sussex in 1935, to the swinging sixties in London and Sicily in the 1870s, these books will take you to another time and place, wherever you’re spending the summer.
The latest news about the TV adaptation of Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, coming to BBC One in Autumn 2017.
We celebrate a few of our favourite literary ladies, from worldwide superstars to newly discovered debut authors.
Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Muse and The Miniaturist, shares her favourite females in literature.
If you and your book group have read Jessie Burton's The Muse and are looking for some questions to kick off your discussion, we've got just what you need.
Whether you're reading on a far-flung beach or in your own back garden, you can still be transported somewhere exciting with this summer's best new books, from the likes of Jessie Burton, Mark Watson and Judy Blume.
Designing a second novel after a million-copy bestseller is no easy task. Picador designer Ami Smithson explains how the beautiful cover design for Jessie Burton's The Muse came about.
Watch Jessie Burton, China Miéville and more of our favourite Picador authors reading from their new books.
We all know a beautiful book cover when we see one – it can pull you as if by magic from one side of the bookshop to the other with its shiny gold foil or its stroke-me surface. But magic it is not: the clever design and production teams spend hours and days plotting how to make the mo...
If you and your book group have read The Miniaturist and are looking for some questions to kick off your discussion, then you're in the right place: these ten questions have been compiled by Jessie Burton and her editor Francesca Main.
We're counting down to Christmas with a Miniaturist themed advent calendar. Check back each day in December for behind-the-scenes content, exclusive giveaways, and incentives for travel in 2015!
It's already been a big year for a book about very tiny things, and now The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton has been announced as Book of the Year 2014 by Waterstones. Jessie was also chosen as the winner of the Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year Award at last week's Specsaver...
Big news for a book about miniature things – The Miniaturist is one of eight books chosen by Waterstones booksellers for their book of the year shortlist.
Jessie Burton talks to BBC News 24 about the bestselling debut of summer 2014, The Miniaturist. Hear how she first came upon the idea for the novel, how she juggled her job as a PA with writing, and...
A few months ago designer Katie Tooke posted about how she came up with the design for the book cover of The Miniaturist, which features a specially-made model of the house at the heart of the novel. Thanks to Andersen M Studio filming their work, you can now watch this little house bei...
Designer Katie Tooke thought it would be fascinating to bring the miniature creations in The Miniaturist to life for the book's cover. Here's how it all happened.
In the face of sexism that is so casually doled out by the media, women's fiction continues to excel. The celebration of women's fiction is a progressive and necessary component to the world of literature and publishing.
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