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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    The Upstairs Room

    Kate Murray-Browne

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    The Sparsholt Affair

    Alan Hollinghurst

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    To Die in Spring

    Ralf Rothmann

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    The End We Start From

    Megan Hunter

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    Heart of Darkness & other stories

    Joseph Conrad

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    Middlemarch

    George Eliot

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    Cranford

    Elizabeth Gaskell

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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

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    Patrick Melrose Volume 1

    Edward St Aubyn

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    Patrick Melrose Volume 2

    Edward St Aubyn

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    Often I Am Happy

    Jens Christian Grøndahl

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    Marlena

    Julie Buntin

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    The Reminders

    Val Emmich

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    American War

    Omar El Akkad

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    Swimmer Among the Stars

    Kanishk Tharoor

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    The Hearts of Men

    Nickolas Butler

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    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

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    Let Go My Hand

    Edward Docx

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    Ithaca

    Alan McMonagle

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    The Space Between the Stars

    Anne Corlett

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    Perfect Little World

    Kevin Wilson

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    Time of Hope

    C. P. Snow

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    George Passant

    C. P. Snow

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    The Masters

    C. P. Snow

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    The Last Days of New Paris

    China Miéville

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    All That's Left to Tell

    Daniel Lowe

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    The Portrait of a Lady

    Henry James

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    Scenes of London Life

    Charles Dickens

    George Cruikshank

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    The Woman in White

    Wilkie Collins

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    Veniss Underground

    Jeff VanderMeer

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    The Reason You're Alive

    Matthew Quick

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    The Other Mrs Walker

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

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    The Idea of Perfection

    Kate Grenville

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    To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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    Mrs Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf

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    The Go-Between

    L. P. Hartley

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    Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift

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    The Good Lieutenant

    Whitney Terrell

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    Orlando

    Virginia Woolf

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    The Nightingale

    Kristin Hannah

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