Born in Wimbledon, Jessie Burton is the author of the runaway success The Miniaturist, which has sold over one million copies. Her latest work of fiction, The Muse stars Olive Schloss from 1930s civil war Spain and Odelle Bastien a Caribbean immigrant to 1960s London. A painting and artistic mystery pulls together their disparate lives and histories. Jessie Burton will discuss how she conjures vivid heroines and weaves remarkable stories around art and objects.
Jessie Burton makes a welcome return to her native Wimbledon to launch Wimbledon BookFest's collaboration with The Space, a new venue at Wimbledon Library. In the suitably atmospheric oak panelled surrounds, Jessie Burton, reminds us all why we fall in love with books, authors and libraries. Enjoy an intimate literary experience.