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 Young Mungo
    Young Mungo

    Douglas Stuart

  2. Book cover for Concerning My Daughter
    Concerning My Daughter

    Kim Hye-jin

  3. Book cover for The Colony of Good Hope
    The Colony of Good Hope

    Kim Leine

  4. Book cover for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies
    Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maddie Mortimer

  5. Book cover for The Exhibitionist
    The Exhibitionist

    Charlotte Mendelson

  6. Book cover for Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter
    Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Lizzie Pook

  7. Book cover for White Noise
    White Noise

    Don DeLillo

  8. Book cover for Blood Meridian
    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

  9. Book cover for A Manual for Cleaning Women
    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin

  10. Book cover for Station Eleven
    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

  11. Book cover for The Line of Beauty
    The Line of Beauty

    Alan Hollinghurst

  12. Book cover for A House for Mr Biswas
    A House for Mr Biswas

    V. S. Naipaul

  13. Book cover for Room
    Room

    Emma Donoghue

  14. Book cover for American Psycho
    American Psycho

    Bret Easton Ellis

  15. Book cover for Kololo Hill
    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  16. Book cover for New Animal
    New Animal

    Ella Baxter

  17. Book cover for Dance Move
    Dance Move

    Wendy Erskine

  18. Book cover for Of Women and Salt
    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  19. Book cover for Devotion
    Devotion

    Hannah Kent

  20. Book cover for Sixteen Horses
    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  21. Book cover for Five Tuesdays in Winter
    Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Lily King

  22. Book cover for The City of Tears
    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  23. Book cover for The Burning Chambers
    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

  24. Book cover for The God of that Summer
    The God of that Summer

    Ralf Rothmann

  25. Book cover for To Paradise
    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  26. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time
    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  27. Book cover for Hare House
    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  28. Book cover for A Little Life
    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  29. Book cover for Luster
    Luster

    Raven Leilani

  30. Book cover for The Fell
    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

  31. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  32. Book cover for The Silence
    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

  33. Book cover for Mother for Dinner
    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

  34. Book cover for Savage Kiss
    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

  35. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books
    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  36. Book cover for XX
    XX

    Rian Hughes

  37. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace
    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  38. Book cover for Last Summer in the City
    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  39. Book cover for What Strange Paradise
    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  40. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten
    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

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