Literary Fiction

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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    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

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    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

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    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

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    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

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    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

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    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

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    XX

    Rian Hughes

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    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

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    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

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    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

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    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

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    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

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    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

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    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

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    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

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    Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

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    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

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    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

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    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

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    Summerwater

    Sarah Moss

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    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

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    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

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    Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

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    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

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    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

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    The Melting

    Lize Spit

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    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

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    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

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    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

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    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

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    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

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    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

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    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

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    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

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