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 Eating People is Wrong
    Eating People is Wrong

    Malcolm Bradbury

  2. Book cover for The Third Reich
    The Third Reich

    Roberto Bolaño

  3. Book cover for Next to Love
    Next to Love

    Ellen Feldman

  4. Book cover for The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories
    The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

    Don DeLillo

  5. Book cover for The Two Week Wait
    The Two Week Wait

    Sarah Rayner

  6. Book cover for Antwerp

    Roberto Bolaño

  7. Book cover for The Sealed Letter
    The Sealed Letter

    Emma Donoghue

  8. Book cover for On Booze
    On Booze

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  9. Book cover for The Tenderloin
    The Tenderloin

    John Butler

  10. Book cover for A Breath of Autumn
    A Breath of Autumn

    Lillian Beckwith

  11. Book cover for Solace

    Belinda McKeon

  12. Book cover for At Last
    At Last

    Edward St Aubyn

  13. Book cover for Never Mind
    Never Mind

    Edward St Aubyn

  14. Book cover for Bad News
    Bad News

    Edward St Aubyn

  15. Book cover for Some Hope
    Some Hope

    Edward St Aubyn

  16. Book cover for Mother's Milk
    Mother's Milk

    Edward St Aubyn

  17. Book cover for Mr Fox
    Mr Fox

    Helen Oyeyemi

  18. Book cover for The Devil's Garden
    The Devil's Garden

    Edward Docx

  19. Book cover for The Family Fang
    The Family Fang

    Kevin Wilson

  20. Book cover for Another Kind of Life
    Another Kind of Life

    Catherine Dunne

  21. Book cover for The Fighter
    The Fighter

    Craig Davidson

  22. Book cover for The Champion
    The Champion

    Tim Binding

  23. Book cover for Embassytown

    China Miéville

  24. Book cover for Black Dirt
    Black Dirt

    Nell Leyshon

  25. Book cover for Filming

    Tabish Khair

  26. Book cover for The Fictions of Bruno Schulz: The Street of Crocodiles & Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass
    The Fictions of Bruno Schulz: The Street of Crocodiles & Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

    Bruno Schulz

  27. Book cover for The Walled Garden
    The Walled Garden

    Catherine Dunne

  28. Book cover for The Mimic Men
    The Mimic Men

    V. S. Naipaul

  29. Book cover for The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book
    The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book

    V. S. Naipaul

  30. Book cover for Ours are the Streets
    Ours are the Streets

    Sunjeev Sahota

  31. Book cover for Guerrillas

    V. S. Naipaul

  32. Book cover for In a Free State
    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  33. Book cover for Miguel Street
    Miguel Street

    V. S. Naipaul

  34. Book cover for Lonesome Dove
    Lonesome Dove

    Larry McMurtry

  35. Book cover for The Mystic Masseur
    The Mystic Masseur

    V. S. Naipaul

  36. Book cover for Acts of Violence
    Acts of Violence

    Ryan David Jahn

  37. Book cover for The Skating Rink
    The Skating Rink

    Roberto Bolaño

  38. Book cover for Nourishment

    Gerard Woodward

  39. Book cover for The Distant Hours
    The Distant Hours

    Kate Morton

  40. Book cover for Christine Falls
    Christine Falls

    Benjamin Black

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