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Acclaimed works from prize-winning Picador authors, including Edward St Aubyn and Alan Hollinghurst. From must-read literary sensations like A Little Life to timeless classics like Plainsong, these are books that challenge conventions, spark debates and feed imaginations.

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  1. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival
    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

    Paperback
  2. Book cover for In a Free State
    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

    Paperback
  3. Book cover for A Bend in the River
    A Bend in the River

    V. S. Naipaul

    Paperback
  4. Book cover for Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl
    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

    Paperback
  5. Book cover for Lampedusa
    Lampedusa

    Steven Price

    Hardback
  6. Book cover for Amnesty
    Amnesty

    Aravind Adiga

    Hardback
  7. Book cover for Mountain Road, Late at Night
    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

    Hardback
  8. Book cover for The Warden
    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for Our Mutual Friend
    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Hardback
  10. Book cover for Bleak House
    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    Hardback
  11. Book cover for Little Bandaged Days
    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

    Hardback
  12. Book cover for The Distance Home
    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

    Paperback
  13. Book cover for Correspondents
    Correspondents

    Tim Murphy

    Hardback
  14. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody
    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

    Paperback
  15. Book cover for I Want To Show You More
    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

    Paperback
  16. Book cover for King Zeno
    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

    Paperback
  17. Book cover for Dear Mrs Bird
    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for Akin
    Akin

    Emma Donoghue

    Hardback
  19. Book cover for The Order of the Day
    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

    Paperback
  20. Book cover for The Confession
    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

    Hardback
  21. Book cover for Before the Coffee Gets Cold
    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

    Paperback
  22. Book cover for The Master and Margarita
    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

    Hardback
  23. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories
    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

    Hardback
  24. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

    Hardback
  25. Book cover for Evening in Paradise
    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

    Paperback
  26. Book cover for The Ditch
    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

    Hardback
  27. Book cover for The Catholic School
    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

    Hardback
  28. Book cover for The Hiding Game
    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

    Hardback
  29. Book cover for Exhalation
    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

    Hardback
  30. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican
    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

    Paperback
  31. Book cover for Sweet Home
    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

    Hardback
  32. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd
    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Hardback
  33. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody
    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

    Hardback
  34. Book cover for Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine
    Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

    Kevin Wilson

    Paperback
  35. Book cover for Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for Salt Slow
    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

    Hardback
  37. Book cover for The Shepherd's Hut
    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

    Paperback
  38. Book cover for Acts of Infidelity
    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

    Paperback
  39. Book cover for The Paper Lovers
    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

    Paperback
  40. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down
    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

    Hardback
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