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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    Tigers in Red Weather

    Liza Klaussmann

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    LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES

    Emma Straub

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    Plainsong

    Kent Haruf

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    Eventide

    Kent Haruf

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    Love All

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    The Stars Look Down

    A. J. Cronin

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    The Northern Light

    A. J. Cronin

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    An Accidental Light

    Elizabeth Diamond

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    Astray

    Emma Donoghue

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    Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

    B S Johnson

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    Trawl

    B S Johnson

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    Albert Angelo

    B S Johnson

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    House Mother Normal

    B S Johnson

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    Well Done God!

    B S Johnson

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    Getting Even

    Sarah Rayner

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    When Nights Were Cold

    Susanna Jones

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    This is Paradise

    Will Eaves

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    The Sound of Butterflies

    Rachael King

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    Signs of Life

    Anna Raverat

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    Wish I May

    Justine Picardie

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    Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader

    John Banville

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    Hope: A Tragedy

    Shalom Auslander

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    Noon

    Aatish Taseer

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    Rates of Exchange

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    Eating People is Wrong

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    The Third Reich

    Roberto Bolaño

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    The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

    Don DeLillo

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    Next to Love

    Ellen Feldman

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    The Two Week Wait

    Sarah Rayner

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    Antwerp

    Roberto Bolaño

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    The Sealed Letter

    Emma Donoghue

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    The Stranger's Child

    Alan Hollinghurst

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    On Booze

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    The Tenderloin

    John Butler

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    A Breath of Autumn

    Lillian Beckwith

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    Solace

    Belinda McKeon

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    At Last

    Edward St Aubyn

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    Never Mind

    Edward St Aubyn

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    Bad News

    Edward St Aubyn

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    Some Hope

    Edward St Aubyn

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