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 City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

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    Luster

    Raven Leilani

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

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    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

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    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

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    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

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    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

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    The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    Christine Féret-Fleury

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    Candide, or The Optimist

    Voltaire

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    Tales from the Cafe

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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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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    Summerwater

    Sarah Moss

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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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    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

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    Cleanness

    Garth Greenwell

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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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    Homeland

    Fernando Aramburu

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    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

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    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

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    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

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    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

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    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

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    Amnesty

    Aravind Adiga

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    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

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