Jessie Burton studied at Oxford University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she appeared in productions of The House of Bernarda Alba, Othello, Play and Macbeth. In April 2013 her first novel, The Miniaturist, was sold at an 11-publisher auction at the London Book Fair, and went on to sell in 29 other countries around the world. It was published by Picador in the UK and Holland in July 2014, and the USA in August 2014, with other translations to follow. Radio 4 commissioned it as their Book at Bedtime in July 2014. She is currently writing her second novel.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
Jessie Burton recommends
Station Eleven (2014)
Emily St. John Mandel
"Disturbing, inventive and exciting, Station Eleven left me wistful for a world where I still live."
Ghost Wall (2018)
"This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skilfully, that as soon as I'd finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again."
The Familiars (2019)
"Assured and alluring, this beautiful tale of women and witchcraft and the fight against power was a delight from start to finish."
Love in Colour (2020)
"Inventive, intimate, witty and wise, Babalola's irresistible explorations uplift you from the start. Here is love as freedom, love as deep joy. Romance will never be dead, as long as she's writing it."
Girl A (2021)
"It is rare for a novel to be so deft yet devastating. A book of deep feeling, and an astonishing achievement."
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