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 Before Your Memory Fades

    Before Your Memory Fades

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  2. Book cover for eden

    eden

    Jim Crace

  3. Book cover for Haven

    Haven

    Emma Donoghue

  4. Book cover for The Women Could Fly

    The Women Could Fly

    Megan Giddings

  5. Book cover for Hinterland

    Hinterland

    Arno Geiger

  6. Book cover for Trust

    Trust

    Hernan Diaz

  7. Book cover for Disorientation

    Disorientation

    Elaine Hsieh Chou

  8. Book cover for The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    Joanna Nadin

  9. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully

    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  10. Book cover for The Bastard Factory

    The Bastard Factory

    Chris Kraus

  11. Book cover for The House of Fortune

    The House of Fortune

    Jessie Burton

  12. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  13. Book cover for Annie John

    Annie John

  14. Book cover for Lucy

    Lucy

  15. Book cover for At the Bottom of the River

    At the Bottom of the River

  16. Book cover for The Autobiography of My Mother

    The Autobiography of My Mother

  17. Book cover for Hearts and Bones

    Hearts and Bones

    Niamh Mulvey

  18. Book cover for Dirt Town

    Dirt Town

    Hayley Scrivenor

  19. Book cover for Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Nell Stevens

  20. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  21. Book cover for Magma

    Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  22. Book cover for A Shock

    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  23. Book cover for Nevada

    Nevada

    Imogen Binnie

  24. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit

    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

  25. Book cover for Saint X

    Saint X

    Alexis Schaitkin

  26. Book cover for Vladimir

    Vladimir

    Julia May Jonas

  27. Book cover for We Had To Remove This Post

    We Had To Remove This Post

    Hanna Bervoets

  28. Book cover for The Melting

    The Melting

    Lize Spit

  29. Book cover for Heaven

    Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

  30. Book cover for All The Lovers In The Night

    All The Lovers In The Night

    Mieko Kawakami

  31. Book cover for Brood

    Brood

    Jackie Polzin

  32. Book cover for Very Cold People

    Very Cold People

    Sarah Manguso

  33. Book cover for Sea of Tranquility

    Sea of Tranquility

    Emily St. John Mandel

  34. Book cover for The Painter's Friend

    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  35. Book cover for Concerning My Daughter

    Concerning My Daughter

    Kim Hye-jin

  36. Book cover for Young Mungo

    Young Mungo

    Douglas Stuart

  37. Book cover for The Colony of Good Hope

    The Colony of Good Hope

    Kim Leine

  38. Book cover for The Lamplighters

    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  39. Book cover for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maddie Mortimer

  40. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls

    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

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