Jessica George was born and raised in London to Ghanaian parents and studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield. After working at a literary agency and a theatre, she landed a job in the editorial department of a publishing house. She now lives in south west London with an incontrovertible sweet tooth and the knowledge that she can consume half a cake by herself if left to her own devices. Jessica’s debut novel, Maame, was published as a lead hardback in 2023 by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and by St Martin’s Press in the US. It was an instant New York Times Bestseller.