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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    Ghosts

    John Banville

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    The Infinities

    John Banville

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    The Sea

    John Banville

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    All the Pretty Horses

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Suttree

    Cormac McCarthy

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    The Crossing

    Cormac McCarthy

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    The Orchard Keeper

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Cities of the Plain

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Outer Dark

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Child of God

    Cormac McCarthy

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    The Road film tie-in

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Shallows

    Tim Winton

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    In the Winter Dark

    Tim Winton

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    Minimum of Two

    Tim Winton

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    Scission

    Tim Winton

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    That Eye, the Sky

    Tim Winton

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    The Savage Detectives

    Roberto Bolaño

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    2666

    Roberto Bolaño

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    The Palace of Illusions

    Chitra Divakaruni

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    Nowhere Man

    Aleksandar Hemon

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    The Lazarus Project

    Aleksandar Hemon

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    Guernica

    Dave Boling

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    The Almost Moon

    Alice Sebold

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    The Other Garden and Collected Stories

    Francis Wyndham

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    The Missing Person's Guide to Love

    Susanna Jones

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    The Forgotten Garden

    Kate Morton

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    An Open Swimmer

    Tim Winton

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    Swallowing Grandma

    Kate Long

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    The Blackwater Lightship

    Colm Toibin

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    The Story of the Night

    Colm Toibin

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    Winter Under Water

    James Hopkin

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    A Far Country

    Daniel Mason

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    Continent

    Jim Crace

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    No Country for Old Men

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Arcadia

    Jim Crace

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    Six

    Jim Crace

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    Signals of Distress

    Jim Crace

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    The Gift of Stones

    Jim Crace

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    The Devil's Larder

    Jim Crace

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