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 To Paradise
    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  2. Book cover for Luster

    Raven Leilani

  3. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time
    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  4. Book cover for A Little Life
    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  5. Book cover for Hare House
    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  6. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  7. Book cover for The Fell
    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

  8. Book cover for The Silence
    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

  9. Book cover for Savage Kiss
    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

  10. Book cover for Mother for Dinner
    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

  11. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books
    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  12. Book cover for XX

    Rian Hughes

  13. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace
    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  14. Book cover for Last Summer in the City
    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  15. Book cover for What Strange Paradise
    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  16. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten
    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

  17. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls
    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  18. Book cover for Objects of Desire
    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

  19. Book cover for Dance Prone
    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

  20. Book cover for The Painter's Friend
    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  21. Book cover for Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  22. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully
    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  23. Book cover for The Blind Light
    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  24. Book cover for Summerwater

    Sarah Moss

  25. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland
    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  26. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories
    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

  27. Book cover for Blue in Chicago
    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

  28. Book cover for A Shock
    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  29. Book cover for Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

  30. Book cover for The Light Years
    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  31. Book cover for Marking Time
    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  32. Book cover for Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  33. Book cover for Casting Off
    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  34. Book cover for All Change
    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  35. Book cover for Breasts and Eggs
    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

  36. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit
    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

  37. Book cover for The Melting
    The Melting

    Lize Spit

  38. Book cover for Circus of Wonders
    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  39. Book cover for The Harpy
    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

  40. Book cover for The Glass Hotel
    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

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