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 War Boy
    War Boy

    Kief Hillsbery

  2. Book cover for Remember Me
    Remember Me

    Trezza Azzopardi

  3. Book cover for The Mouse Deer Kingdom
    The Mouse Deer Kingdom

    Chiew-Siah Tei

  4. Book cover for Fireproof
    Fireproof

    Raj Kamal Jha

  5. Book cover for The Pesthouse
    The Pesthouse

    Jim Crace

  6. Book cover for Being Dead
    Being Dead

    Jim Crace

  7. Book cover for Love in Idleness
    Love in Idleness

    Charlotte Mendelson

  8. Book cover for When We Were Bad
    When We Were Bad

    Charlotte Mendelson

  9. Book cover for Nobody Move
    Nobody Move

    Denis Johnson

  10. Book cover for Still Water Saints
    Still Water Saints

    Alex Espinoza

  11. Book cover for Let the Dead Lie
    Let the Dead Lie

    Malla Nunn

  12. Book cover for Carry Me Home
    Carry Me Home

    Terri Wiltshire

  13. Book cover for Reality, Reality
    Reality, Reality

    Jackie Kay

  14. Book cover for Mateship With Birds
    Mateship With Birds

    Carrie Tiffany

  15. Book cover for The Sea on Fire
    The Sea on Fire

    Howard Cunnell

  16. Book cover for Where You Once Belonged
    Where You Once Belonged

    Kent Haruf

  17. Book cover for The Secret Keeper
    The Secret Keeper

    Kate Morton

  18. Book cover for If This Is Home
    If This Is Home

    Stuart Evers

  19. Book cover for Tigers in Red Weather
    Tigers in Red Weather

    Liza Klaussmann

  20. Book cover for LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES
    LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES

    Emma Straub

  21. Book cover for Eventide
    Eventide

    Kent Haruf

  22. Book cover for The Stars Look Down
    The Stars Look Down

    A. J. Cronin

  23. Book cover for The Northern Light
    The Northern Light

    A. J. Cronin

  24. Book cover for Astray
    Astray

    Emma Donoghue

  25. Book cover for An Accidental Light
    An Accidental Light

    Elizabeth Diamond

  26. Book cover for Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry
    Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

    B S Johnson

  27. Book cover for Trawl
    Trawl

    B S Johnson

  28. Book cover for Albert Angelo
    Albert Angelo

    B S Johnson

  29. Book cover for House Mother Normal
    House Mother Normal

    B S Johnson

  30. Book cover for Well Done God!
    Well Done God!

    B S Johnson

  31. Book cover for Getting Even
    Getting Even

    Sarah Rayner

  32. Book cover for When Nights Were Cold
    When Nights Were Cold

    Susanna Jones

  33. Book cover for The Sound of Butterflies
    The Sound of Butterflies

    Rachael King

  34. Book cover for This is Paradise
    This is Paradise

    Will Eaves

  35. Book cover for Signs of Life
    Signs of Life

    Anna Raverat

  36. Book cover for Wish I May
    Wish I May

    Justine Picardie

  37. Book cover for Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader
    Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader

    John Banville

  38. Book cover for Hope: A Tragedy
    Hope: A Tragedy

    Shalom Auslander

  39. Book cover for Noon
    Noon

    Aatish Taseer

  40. Book cover for Rates of Exchange
    Rates of Exchange

    Malcolm Bradbury

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