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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    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

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    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

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    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

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    Garth Greenwell

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    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

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    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

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    Fernando Aramburu

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    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

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    Helen Oyeyemi

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    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

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    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

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    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

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    Aravind Adiga

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    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

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    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

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    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

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    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

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    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

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    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

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    Tim Murphy

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    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

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    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

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    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

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    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

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    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

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    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

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    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

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    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

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    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

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    Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

    Kevin Wilson

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    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

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    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

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    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

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    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

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    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

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    Julian Gough

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    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

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    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

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    Olivia Laing

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