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 Ophelia Girls
    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  2. Book cover for Objects of Desire
    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

  3. Book cover for Dance Prone
    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

  4. Book cover for The Painter's Friend
    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  5. Book cover for Magma
    Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  6. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully
    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  7. Book cover for The Blind Light
    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  8. Book cover for Blue in Chicago
    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

  9. Book cover for Summerwater
    Summerwater

    Sarah Moss

  10. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland
    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  11. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories
    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

  12. Book cover for A Shock
    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  13. Book cover for Breasts and Eggs
    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

  14. Book cover for Marking Time
    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  15. Book cover for Confusion
    Confusion

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  16. Book cover for Casting Off
    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  17. Book cover for Heaven
    Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

  18. Book cover for The Light Years
    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  19. Book cover for All Change
    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  20. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit
    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

  21. Book cover for Circus of Wonders
    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  22. Book cover for The Melting
    The Melting

    Lize Spit

  23. Book cover for The Harpy
    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

  24. Book cover for The Glass Hotel
    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  25. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars
    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

  26. Book cover for The Children of Jocasta
    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

  27. Book cover for Shuggie Bain
    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

  28. Book cover for Of Women and Salt
    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  29. Book cover for Alligator and Other Stories
    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

  30. Book cover for The Young Team
    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

  31. Book cover for Pygmalion & Other Plays
    Pygmalion & Other Plays

    George Bernard Shaw

  32. Book cover for Brood
    Brood

    Jackie Polzin

  33. Book cover for The Piano Tuner
    The Piano Tuner

    Daniel Mason

  34. Book cover for Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame
    Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Alan McMonagle

  35. Book cover for The Field
    The Field

    Robert Seethaler

  36. Book cover for Saint X
    Saint X

    Alexis Schaitkin

  37. Book cover for A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth
    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

  38. Book cover for The Lamplighters
    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  39. Book cover for Cowboy Graves
    Cowboy Graves

    Roberto Bolaño

  40. Book cover for Jack & Bet
    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

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