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 Classic Fantasy Stories

    Classic Fantasy Stories

    Farah Mendlesohn

  2. Book cover for Rosarita

    Rosarita

    Anita Desai

  3. Book cover for Bonding

    Bonding

    Mariel Franklin

  4. Book cover for The Burial Plot

    The Burial Plot

    Elizabeth Macneal

  5. Book cover for My Beloved Life

    My Beloved Life

    Amitava Kumar

  6. Book cover for Long Island

    Long Island

    Colm Tóibín

  7. Book cover for Before We Say Goodbye

    Before We Say Goodbye

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  8. Book cover for The Wonder

    The Wonder

    Emma Donoghue

  9. Book cover for The Sea

    The Sea

    John Banville

  10. Book cover for Becky

    Becky

    Sarah May

  11. Book cover for Whale Fall

    Whale Fall

    Elizabeth O'Connor

  12. Book cover for The Amendments

    The Amendments

    Niamh Mulvey

  13. Book cover for Sparrow

    Sparrow

    James Hynes

  14. Book cover for James

    James

    Percival Everett

  15. Book cover for The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    Hisashi Kashiwai

  16. Book cover for Suttree

    Suttree

    Cormac McCarthy

  17. Book cover for The Story of the Night

    The Story of the Night

    Colm Tóibín

  18. Book cover for The Blackwater Lightship

    The Blackwater Lightship

    Colm Tóibín

  19. Book cover for The Heather Blazing

    The Heather Blazing

    Colm Tóibín

  20. Book cover for The Master

    The Master

    Colm Tóibín

  21. Book cover for The South

    The South

    Colm Tóibín

  22. Book cover for Quarantine

    Quarantine

    Jim Crace

  23. Book cover for Silence

    Silence

    Shusaku Endo

  24. Book cover for Not Alone

    Not Alone

    Sarah K Jackson

  25. Book cover for An Honourable Exit

    An Honourable Exit

    Eric Vuillard

  26. Book cover for I Am Not Sidney Poitier

    I Am Not Sidney Poitier

    Percival Everett

  27. Book cover for Damned If I Do

    Damned If I Do

    Percival Everett

  28. Book cover for Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

    Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

    Percival Everett

  29. Book cover for Telephone

    Telephone

    Percival Everett

  30. Book cover for Assumption

    Assumption

    Percival Everett

  31. Book cover for So Much Blue

    So Much Blue

    Percival Everett

  32. Book cover for Now I Am Here

    Now I Am Here

    Chidi Ebere

  33. Book cover for Martyr!

    Martyr!

    Kaveh Akbar

  34. Book cover for Western Lane

    Western Lane

    Chetna Maroo

  35. Book cover for Where There Was Fire

    Where There Was Fire

    John Manuel Arias

  36. Book cover for How I Won A Nobel Prize

    How I Won A Nobel Prize

    Julius Taranto

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

    The World and All That It Holds

    Aleksandar Hemon

  38. Book cover for Child of God

    Child of God

    Cormac McCarthy

  39. Book cover for What You Need From The Night

    What You Need From The Night

    Laurent Petitmangin

  40. Book cover for Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Lizzie Pook

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