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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 Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

    Paperback
  2. Book cover for The Glass Hotel
    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

    Hardback
  3. Book cover for Shuggie Bain
    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

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

    Edoardo Albinati

    Paperback
  5. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten
    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

    Hardback
  6. Book cover for Akin
    Akin

    Emma Donoghue

    Paperback
  7. Book cover for Exhalation
    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

    Paperback
  8. Book cover for Dance Prone
    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars
    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

    Hardback
  10. Book cover for The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Robin Robertson

    Paperback
  11. Book cover for Sweet Home
    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

    Paperback
  12. Book cover for A Little Life
    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    Hardback
  13. Book cover for The Blind Light
    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

    Hardback
  14. Book cover for The Ditch
    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

    Paperback
  15. Book cover for Writers & Lovers
    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

    Hardback
  16. Book cover for Alligator and Other Stories
    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

    Hardback
  17. Book cover for A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth
    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

    Hardback
  18. Book cover for Cleanness
    Cleanness

    Garth Greenwell

    Hardback
  19. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down
    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

    Paperback
  20. Book cover for From The Wreck
    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

    Paperback
  21. Book cover for The Age of Light
    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

    Paperback
  22. Book cover for Homeland
    Homeland

    Fernando Aramburu

    Paperback
  23. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

    Paperback
  24. Book cover for Salt Slow
    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

    Paperback
  25. Book cover for The Doll Factory
    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

    Paperback
  26. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Paperback
  27. Book cover for Jack & Bet
    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

    Hardback
  28. Book cover for The Young Team
    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

    Hardback
  29. Book cover for The Braid
    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

    Paperback
  30. Book cover for Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame
    Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Alan McMonagle

    Hardback
  31. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival
    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

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

    V. S. Naipaul

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

    V. S. Naipaul

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

    Andrea Lawlor

    Paperback
  35. Book cover for Lampedusa
    Lampedusa

    Steven Price

    Hardback
  36. Book cover for Amnesty
    Amnesty

    Aravind Adiga

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

    Alan Rossi

    Hardback
  38. Book cover for The Warden
    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

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

    Charles Dickens

    Hardback
  40. Book cover for Bleak House
    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    Hardback
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