|Born||1982 (age 34–35)|
|Alma mater||Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Oxford|
Jessie Burton (born 1982) is an English author and actress. As of February 2017 she has published two novels, The Miniaturist and The Muse.
Her 2014 debut novel The Miniaturist is set in 17th century Amsterdam. The novel is inspired by Petronella Oortman's dollhouse now at the Rijksmuseum, although it does not otherwise attempt to be a biographical novel. The Miniaturist took over four years to write. It was the subject of a bidding war at the April 2013 London Book Fair.
Awards and honours
- 2014 Waterstones "Book of the Year" winner for The Miniaturist
- 2014 Specsavers National Book Awards: New Writer of the Year for The Miniaturist
- 2014 Specsavers National Book Awards: Book of the Year for The Miniaturist
- Inside back cover of 2015 Picador UK paperback edition of The Miniaturist
- National Theatre : Company Members : Jessie Burton
- Spiegelman, Ian (29 August 2014). "Jessie Burton on the dollhouse that inspired her novel". USA Today. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "Jessie Burton: I never thought of The Miniaturist as ambitious". BBC News. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- Quinn, Anthony (25 June 2016). "The Muse by Jessie Burton". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- National Theatre : Productions : The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Tim Masters (1 December 2014). "Miniaturist novel named Waterstones book of 2014". BBC News. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- "Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist voted Specsavers Book of the Year". BBC News. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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