Emma Burstall

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Emma Burstall
Occupation Journalist and author
Spouse(s) Kevin Maguire

Emma Burstall is an English author and journalist. She has published two novels and writes for The Guardian and Independent on Sunday.[1]

Burstall was educated at the St Paul's Girls' School and studied English at Christ's College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1980.[2][3] She began her career as a reporter on the Western Morning News,[2] later becoming a features editor of Woman and Family Circle.[4] Her first novel Gym and Slimline was published in 2008,[5] followed by Never Close Your Eyes in 2009.[1]

Burstall is married to left-wing journalist Kevin Maguire, and has three children: the elder was educated at Tiffin School, an exclusive all-girls grammar school in Kingston upon Thames.[5]


  • Never Close your Eyes (2008)
  • Gym and Slimline (2009)
  • The Darling Girls (2013)
  • Tremarnock (A Cornish Village) (2015)
  • The Cornish Guest House (2016)


  1. ^ a b Gore, Will (20 August 2009). "Burstall's novel approach is close to home". Wimbledon Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "About Emma Burstall". 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Emma Burstall (m. 1980) publishes new novel". Christ's College, Cambridge. 27 August 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Garside, Juliette (26 May 2000). "Media briefs: Jarvis takes on features remit at Woman". PR Week. 
  5. ^ a b "Mirror man takes back seat to his author wife". The Shields Gazette. 17 September 2008. 

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