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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  1. Book cover for Long Island

    Long Island

    Colm Tóibín

  2. Book cover for Whale Fall

    Whale Fall

    Elizabeth O'Connor

  3. Book cover for The Amendments

    The Amendments

    Niamh Mulvey

  4. Book cover for James


    Percival Everett

  5. Book cover for I Am Not Sidney Poitier

    I Am Not Sidney Poitier

    Percival Everett

  6. Book cover for Now I Am Here

    Now I Am Here

    Chidi Ebere

  7. Book cover for Martyr!


    Kaveh Akbar

  8. Book cover for Western Lane

    Western Lane

    Chetna Maroo

  9. Book cover for Where There Was Fire

    Where There Was Fire

    John Manuel Arias

  10. Book cover for How I Won A Nobel Prize

    How I Won A Nobel Prize

    Julius Taranto

  11. Book cover for The World and All That It Holds

    The World and All That It Holds

    Aleksandar Hemon

  12. Book cover for Child of God

    Child of God

    Cormac McCarthy

  13. Book cover for What You Need From The Night

    What You Need From The Night

    Laurent Petitmangin

  14. Book cover for Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Lizzie Pook

  15. Book cover for Wellness


    Nathan Hill

  16. Book cover for The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

    The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

    Audrey Burges

  17. Book cover for The People in the Trees

    The People in the Trees

    Hanya Yanagihara

  18. Book cover for The Sparsholt Affair

    The Sparsholt Affair

    Alan Hollinghurst

  19. Book cover for The Stranger's Child

    The Stranger's Child

    Alan Hollinghurst

  20. Book cover for Roman Stories

    Roman Stories

    Jhumpa Lahiri

  21. Book cover for The Little Old Lady Strikes Back

    The Little Old Lady Strikes Back

    Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

  22. Book cover for The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    Hisashi Kashiwai

  23. Book cover for The Trees

    The Trees

    Percival Everett

  24. Book cover for Dr. No

    Dr. No

    Percival Everett

  25. Book cover for Out There Screaming

    Out There Screaming

    Jordan Peele

  26. Book cover for The Passenger

    The Passenger

    Cormac McCarthy

  27. Book cover for Stella Maris

    Stella Maris

    Cormac McCarthy

  28. Book cover for Before We Say Goodbye

    Before We Say Goodbye

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  29. Book cover for Before Your Memory Fades

    Before Your Memory Fades

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  30. Book cover for Hinterland


    Arno Geiger

  31. Book cover for Anam


    André Dao

  32. Book cover for Spirits Abroad

    Spirits Abroad

    Zen Cho

  33. Book cover for Almost English

    Almost English

    Charlotte Mendelson

  34. Book cover for Daughters of Jerusalem

    Daughters of Jerusalem

    Charlotte Mendelson

  35. Book cover for When We Were Bad

    When We Were Bad

    Charlotte Mendelson

  36. Book cover for Sea Change

    Sea Change

    Gina Chung

  37. Book cover for The Women Could Fly

    The Women Could Fly

    Megan Giddings

  38. Book cover for Disorientation


    Elaine Hsieh Chou

  39. Book cover for Open Throat

    Open Throat

    Henry Hoke

  40. Book cover for The Bastard Factory

    The Bastard Factory

    Chris Kraus

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