Meet the Picador new voices

23 November 2016

We're delighted to introduce you to some rising stars of the Picador list who we'll be publishing in 2017. 

 
Little Deaths by Emma Flint

A gripping psychological crime novel from debut author, Emma Flint. 

Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive - is she really capable of murder? 

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Ithaca by Alan McMonagle

Ithaca is a darkly comic story of a lonely boy's search for his absent father and a striking debut novel from an exciting new Irish voice.
 
 

 


The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

A ghost story for the contemporary housing crisis from a thrilling new talent.
 
Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes determined to unravel the mystery of the house's previous owners - including Emily, whose name is written hundreds of times on the walls of the upstairs room.
 

 


The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, and as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. 
 
A moving account of the first months of motherhood, but in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made unstable. 
 

 


The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness by Graham Caveney

A fascinating, often hilarious, and exceptionally powerful book about an adolescence navigated via literature and music, the British class system - and the impact of and recovery from abuse.
 
 
 
 
 

Fathers & Sons by Howard Cunnell

As a boy growing up on the south coast of England, Howard Cunnell's sense of self was dominated by his father's absence. Now, years later, he is a father, and his daughter is becoming his son.

Deeply thoughtful, searingly honest and exquisitely lyrical, Fathers & Sons is an exploration of fatherhood, masculinity, authenticity and family.

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Bleaker House by Nell Stevens

Hilariously funny and painfully honest, a book about trying, and failing, to write a novel and realising that the way to writing fiction doesn't necessarily lie in total solitude and a slow descent towards something that feels worryingly like madness . . .

Find out more about Bleaker House