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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    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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    Next to Love

    Ellen Feldman

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    The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

    Don DeLillo

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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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    Mother's Milk

    Edward St Aubyn

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    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

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    Mr Fox

    Helen Oyeyemi

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    The Devil's Garden

    Edward Docx

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    The Champion

    Tim Binding

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    Embassytown

    China Miéville

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    The Family Fang

    Kevin Wilson

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    Black Dirt

    Nell Leyshon

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    Filming

    Tabish Khair

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    The Fighter

    Craig Davidson

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    The Romantics

    Mishra Pankaj

    Pankaj Mishra

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    The Fictions of Bruno Schulz: The Street of Crocodiles & Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

    Bruno Schulz

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    Another Kind of Life

    Catherine Dunne

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    The Walled Garden

    Catherine Dunne

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    The Mimic Men

    V. S. Naipaul

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    The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book

    V. S. Naipaul

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    Cosmopolis

    Don DeLillo

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    Falling Man

    Don DeLillo

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    Ours are the Streets

    Sunjeev Sahota

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    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

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