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 Exhibitionist

    The Exhibitionist

    Charlotte Mendelson

  2. Book cover for The Art of Losing

    The Art of Losing

    Alice Zeniter

  3. Book cover for The Field

    The Field

    Robert Seethaler

  4. Book cover for Our Wives Under The Sea

    Our Wives Under The Sea

    Julia Armfield

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

    Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Lizzie Pook

  6. Book cover for The Blue Bedspread

    The Blue Bedspread

    Raj Kamal Jha

  7. Book cover for Nightshift


    Kiare Ladner

  8. Book cover for Kololo Hill

    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  9. Book cover for New Animal

    New Animal

    Ella Baxter

  10. Book cover for Room


    Emma Donoghue

  11. Book cover for American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Bret Easton Ellis

  12. Book cover for The Line of Beauty

    The Line of Beauty

    Alan Hollinghurst

  13. Book cover for White Noise

    White Noise

    Don DeLillo

  14. Book cover for Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

  15. Book cover for A Manual for Cleaning Women

    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin

  16. Book cover for Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

  17. Book cover for Middle Passage

    Middle Passage

    Charles Johnson

  18. Book cover for A House for Mr Biswas

    A House for Mr Biswas

    V. S. Naipaul

  19. Book cover for Dance Move

    Dance Move

    Wendy Erskine

  20. Book cover for Devotion


    Hannah Kent

  21. Book cover for Sixteen Horses

    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  22. Book cover for Of Women and Salt

    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  23. Book cover for The City of Tears

    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  24. Book cover for The God of that Summer

    The God of that Summer

    Ralf Rothmann

  25. Book cover for The Burning Chambers

    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

  26. Book cover for Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Lily King

  27. Book cover for To Paradise

    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  28. Book cover for Luster


    Raven Leilani

  29. Book cover for Hare House

    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  30. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time

    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  31. Book cover for A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  32. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  33. Book cover for The Fell

    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

  34. Book cover for The Silence

    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

  35. Book cover for Savage Kiss

    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

  36. Book cover for Mother for Dinner

    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

  37. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books

    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  38. Book cover for XX


    Rian Hughes

  39. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  40. Book cover for What Strange Paradise

    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

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