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 Small Rain

    Small Rain

    Garth Greenwell

  2. Book cover for Annihilation

    Annihilation

    Michel Houellebecq

  3. Book cover for Before We Forget Kindness

    Before We Forget Kindness

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  4. Book cover for Liars

    Liars

    Sarah Manguso

  5. Book cover for The Lantern of Lost Memories

    The Lantern of Lost Memories

    Sanaka Hiiragi

  6. Book cover for Wife

    Wife

    Charlotte Mendelson

  7. Book cover for Mr Potter

    Mr Potter

    Jamaica Kincaid

  8. Book cover for See Now Then

    See Now Then

    Jamaica Kincaid

  9. Book cover for The Centre

    The Centre

    Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

  10. Book cover for The Orchard Keeper

    The Orchard Keeper

    Cormac McCarthy

  11. Book cover for Classic Fantasy Stories

    Classic Fantasy Stories

    Farah Mendlesohn

  12. Book cover for Cloudstreet

    Cloudstreet

    Tim Winton

  13. Book cover for Open Throat

    Open Throat

    Henry Hoke

  14. Book cover for Rosarita

    Rosarita

    Anita Desai

  15. Book cover for Locks

    Locks

    Ashleigh Nugent

  16. Book cover for Bonding

    Bonding

    Mariel Franklin

  17. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  18. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  19. Book cover for Confusion

    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  20. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  21. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  22. Book cover for Outer Dark

    Outer Dark

    Cormac McCarthy

  23. Book cover for The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

    The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

    Ahn Do-hyun

  24. Book cover for Quartet in Autumn

    Quartet in Autumn

    Barbara Pym

  25. Book cover for The Burial Plot

    The Burial Plot

    Elizabeth Macneal

  26. Book cover for Everything's Fine

    Everything's Fine

    Cecilia Rabess

  27. Book cover for Spirits Abroad

    Spirits Abroad

    Zen Cho

  28. Book cover for Sea Change

    Sea Change

    Gina Chung

  29. Book cover for My Beloved Life

    My Beloved Life

    Amitava Kumar

  30. Book cover for Roman Stories

    Roman Stories

    Jhumpa Lahiri

  31. Book cover for Long Island

    Long Island

    Colm Tóibín

  32. Book cover for Mothers and Sons

    Mothers and Sons

    Colm Tóibín

  33. Book cover for Before We Say Goodbye

    Before We Say Goodbye

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  34. Book cover for The Wonder

    The Wonder

    Emma Donoghue

  35. Book cover for The Sea

    The Sea

    John Banville

  36. Book cover for Becky

    Becky

    Sarah May

  37. Book cover for Whale Fall

    Whale Fall

    Elizabeth O'Connor

  38. Book cover for The Amendments

    The Amendments

    Niamh Mulvey

  39. Book cover for Sparrow

    Sparrow

    James Hynes

  40. Book cover for James

    James

    Percival Everett

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