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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 Stella Maris

    Stella Maris

    Cormac McCarthy

  2. Book cover for The Passenger

    The Passenger

    Cormac McCarthy

  3. Book cover for Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Laurence Housman

  4. Book cover for Hare House

    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  5. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books

    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  6. Book cover for Stone Blind

    Stone Blind

    Natalie Haynes

  7. Book cover for Luckiest Girl Alive

    Luckiest Girl Alive

    Jessica Knoll

  8. Book cover for Before Your Memory Fades

    Before Your Memory Fades

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  9. Book cover for eden


    Jim Crace

  10. Book cover for What Strange Paradise

    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  11. Book cover for Haven


    Emma Donoghue

  12. Book cover for The Women Could Fly

    The Women Could Fly

    Megan Giddings

  13. Book cover for The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Kristin Hannah

  14. Book cover for Hinterland


    Arno Geiger

  15. Book cover for Trust


    Hernan Diaz

  16. Book cover for All the Pretty Horses

    All the Pretty Horses

    Cormac McCarthy

  17. Book cover for The Crossing

    The Crossing

    Cormac McCarthy

  18. Book cover for Cities of the Plain

    Cities of the Plain

    Cormac McCarthy

  19. Book cover for No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    Cormac McCarthy

  20. Book cover for The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  21. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  22. Book cover for Objects of Desire

    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

  23. Book cover for Disorientation


    Elaine Hsieh Chou

  24. Book cover for The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    Joanna Nadin

  25. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully

    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  26. Book cover for The Bastard Factory

    The Bastard Factory

    Chris Kraus

  27. Book cover for The House of Fortune

    The House of Fortune

    Jessie Burton

  28. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  29. Book cover for Annie John

    Annie John

    Jamaica Kincaid

  30. Book cover for Lucy


    Jamaica Kincaid

  31. Book cover for At the Bottom of the River

    At the Bottom of the River

    Jamaica Kincaid

  32. Book cover for The Autobiography of My Mother

    The Autobiography of My Mother

    Jamaica Kincaid

  33. Book cover for Hearts and Bones

    Hearts and Bones

    Niamh Mulvey

  34. Book cover for Dirt Town

    Dirt Town

    Hayley Scrivenor

  35. Book cover for Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Nell Stevens

  36. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  37. Book cover for Magma


    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  38. Book cover for A Shock

    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  39. Book cover for Nevada


    Imogen Binnie

  40. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit

    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

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