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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    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

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    Candide, or The Optimist

    Voltaire

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    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

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    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

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    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

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    XX

    Rian Hughes

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    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

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    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

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    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

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    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

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    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

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    Akin

    Emma Donoghue

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    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

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    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

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    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

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    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

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    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

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    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

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    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

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    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

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    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

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    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

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    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

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    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

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    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

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    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

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    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

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    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

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    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

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    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

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    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

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    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

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    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

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    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

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    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

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    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

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    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

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    Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

    Kevin Wilson

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    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

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