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 The House of Fortune

    The House of Fortune

    Jessie Burton

  2. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  3. Book cover for Annie John

    Annie John

    Jamaica Kincaid

  4. Book cover for Lucy

    Lucy

    Jamaica Kincaid

  5. Book cover for At the Bottom of the River

    At the Bottom of the River

    Jamaica Kincaid

  6. Book cover for The Autobiography of My Mother

    The Autobiography of My Mother

    Jamaica Kincaid

  7. Book cover for Hearts and Bones

    Hearts and Bones

    Niamh Mulvey

  8. Book cover for Dirt Town

    Dirt Town

    Hayley Scrivenor

  9. Book cover for Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Nell Stevens

  10. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  11. Book cover for Magma

    Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  12. Book cover for A Shock

    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  13. Book cover for Nevada

    Nevada

    Imogen Binnie

  14. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit

    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

  15. Book cover for Saint X

    Saint X

    Alexis Schaitkin

  16. Book cover for Vladimir

    Vladimir

    Julia May Jonas

  17. Book cover for We Had To Remove This Post

    We Had To Remove This Post

    Hanna Bervoets

  18. Book cover for The Melting

    The Melting

    Lize Spit

  19. Book cover for Heaven

    Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

  20. Book cover for All The Lovers In The Night

    All The Lovers In The Night

    Mieko Kawakami

  21. Book cover for Brood

    Brood

    Jackie Polzin

  22. Book cover for Very Cold People

    Very Cold People

    Sarah Manguso

  23. Book cover for Sea of Tranquility

    Sea of Tranquility

    Emily St. John Mandel

  24. Book cover for The Painter's Friend

    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  25. Book cover for Concerning My Daughter

    Concerning My Daughter

    Kim Hye-jin

  26. Book cover for Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

    Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

    Douglas Stuart

  27. Book cover for The Colony of Good Hope

    The Colony of Good Hope

    Kim Leine

  28. Book cover for The Lamplighters

    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  29. Book cover for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maddie Mortimer

  30. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls

    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  31. Book cover for The Exhibitionist

    The Exhibitionist

    Charlotte Mendelson

  32. Book cover for The Art of Losing

    The Art of Losing

    Alice Zeniter

  33. Book cover for The Field

    The Field

    Robert Seethaler

  34. Book cover for Our Wives Under The Sea

    Our Wives Under The Sea

    Julia Armfield

  35. Book cover for Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Lizzie Pook

  36. Book cover for The Blue Bedspread

    The Blue Bedspread

    Raj Kamal Jha

  37. Book cover for Nightshift

    Nightshift

    Kiare Ladner

  38. Book cover for Kololo Hill

    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  39. Book cover for New Animal

    New Animal

    Ella Baxter

  40. Book cover for Room

    Room

    Emma Donoghue

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