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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    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    A Fort of Nine Towers

    Qais Akbar Omar

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    Benediction

    Kent Haruf

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    Harvest

    Jim Crace

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    Damascus Gate

    Robert Stone

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    Cuts

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    The Remake

    Clive James

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    Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

    Sarah Butler

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    Woes of the True Policeman

    Roberto Bolaño

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    Mondo Desperado

    Patrick McCabe

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    God is Dead

    Ron Currie

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    The Road Home

    Jim Harrison

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    China Dreams

    Sid Smith

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    Fin

    James Delingpole

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    Special

    Bella Bathurst

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    Dr Ragab's Universal Language

    Robert Twigger

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    Emerald Germs of Ireland

    Patrick McCabe

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    The Eye of Jade

    Diane Wei Liang

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    War Boy

    Kief Hillsbery

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    Remember Me

    Trezza Azzopardi

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    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    The Mouse Deer Kingdom

    Chiew-Siah Tei

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    Fireproof

    Raj Kamal Jha

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    Being Dead

    Jim Crace

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    The Pesthouse

    Jim Crace

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    Love in Idleness

    Charlotte Mendelson

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    When We Were Bad

    Charlotte Mendelson

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    Nobody Move

    Denis Johnson

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    Still Water Saints

    Alex Espinoza

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    Let the Dead Lie

    Malla Nunn

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    Carry Me Home

    Terri Wiltshire

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    Reality, Reality

    Jackie Kay

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    Mateship With Birds

    Carrie Tiffany

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    The Sea on Fire

    Howard Cunnell

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    Where You Once Belonged

    Kent Haruf

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    The Secret Keeper

    Kate Morton

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    If This Is Home

    Stuart Evers

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