Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton was born in 1982 and lives in London. She studied at Oxford University and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and worked for nine years as an actress and a PA before her first novel, The Miniaturist, was published. The Miniaturist was translated into over thirty languages and has sold over a million copies around the world.

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Love poems inspired by The Muse

Love poems inspired by The Muse

Celebrated poets Hollie McNish, Greta Bellamacina, Dottie James and Miriam Nash all penned short love poems as an ode to The Muse by Jessie Burton.

The Muse book club questions

The Muse book club questions

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. 

Picador goes to the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

Picador goes to the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place from 11-29 August this year, and as always the line-up is packed with brilliant events featuring some of the finest authors, illustrators, poets and artists at work today. Here's our pick of Picador authors appearing in Edinburgh this year…

The Miniaturist book club questions

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.

Win a signed copy of The Miniaturist

Why not treat yourself in the run up to Christmas by giving yourself a chance to win one of three signed copies of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton?

The Miniaturist Advent calendar

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!

The Miniaturist is named Waterstones Book of the Year 2014

The Miniaturist is named Waterstones Book of the Year 2014

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 Specsavers National Book Awards.

Three Picador books on National Book Awards shortlists!

Three Picador books on National Book Awards shortlists!

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent has been shortlisted in the International Author of the Year category, and In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton have both been shortlisted in the Books Are My Bag New Writer of the Year category.

Jessie Burton talks The Miniaturist to the BBC

Jessie Burton talks The Miniaturist to the BBC

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...

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Seven tributes to remarkable women

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, I asked a few of Picador's female authors to write a short paragraph about the woman that most inspired them and why. As the responses came in I laughed, got goosebumps, and felt a tear or two brewing. This collection of voices tells of remarkable women. Some stories are funny, some moving; all will – I hope – leave you feeling inspired.

The future's bright?

 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.