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 Ponti
    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

    Paperback
  2. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter
    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

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

    Jane Rawson

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

    Andrea Lawlor

    Hardback
  5. Book cover for My German Brother
    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

    Paperback
  6. Book cover for The Piranhas
    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

    Paperback
  7. Book cover for The Long Forgotten
    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

    Paperback
  8. Book cover for The Braid
    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for The Sculptress
    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

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

    Mikhail Bulgakov

    Paperback
  11. Book cover for The Master
    The Master

    Colm Toibin

    Paperback
  12. Book cover for Less Than Zero
    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

    Paperback
  13. Book cover for The Road
    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Paperback
  14. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Hardback
  15. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Paperback
  16. Book cover for The Burning Chambers
    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

    Paperback
  17. Book cover for Fire Sermon
    Fire Sermon

    Jamie Quatro

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for The Melody
    The Melody

    Jim Crace

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

    Whitney Scharer

    Hardback
  20. Book cover for The Diary of a Nobody
    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Hardback
  21. Book cover for The Spirit of Science Fiction
    The Spirit of Science Fiction

    Roberto Bolaño

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

    Paula Saunders

    Hardback
  23. Book cover for Give Me Your Hand
    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

    Paperback
  24. Book cover for The Killing of Butterfly Joe
    The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    Rhidian Brook

    Paperback
  25. Book cover for Things We Nearly Knew
    Things We Nearly Knew

    Jim Powell

    Paperback
  26. Book cover for The Order of the Day
    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

    Hardback
  27. Book cover for Dear Mrs Bird
    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

    Paperback
  28. Book cover for Selection Day
    Selection Day

    Aravind Adiga

    Paperback
  29. Book cover for Past Perfect
    Past Perfect

    Danielle Steel

    Paperback
  30. Book cover for Evening in Paradise
    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

    Hardback
  31. Book cover for If Cats Disappeared From The World
    If Cats Disappeared From The World

    Genki Kawamura

    Paperback
  32. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter
    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

    Hardback
  33. Book cover for Girl in Snow
    Girl in Snow

    Danya Kukafka

    Paperback
  34. Book cover for The Piranhas
    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

    Hardback
  35. Book cover for I Love You Too Much
    I Love You Too Much

    Alicia Drake

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican
    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

    Hardback
  37. Book cover for Give Me Your Hand
    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

    Hardback
  38. Book cover for The Faithful
    The Faithful

    Juliet West

    Paperback
  39. Book cover for Bad Twins
    Bad Twins

    Rebecca Chance

    Paperback
  40. Book cover for Oreo
    Oreo

    Fran Ross

    Paperback
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