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 Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

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    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

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    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

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    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

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    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

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    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

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    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

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    The Master

    Colm Toibin

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    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

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    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

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    Fire Sermon

    Jamie Quatro

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    The Spirit of Science Fiction

    Roberto Bolaño

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    The Melody

    Jim Crace

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    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Weedon Grossmith

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    The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    Rhidian Brook

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    Things We Nearly Knew

    Jim Powell

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    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

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    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

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    To the Hermitage

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    If Cats Disappeared From The World

    Genki Kawamura

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    I Love You Too Much

    Alicia Drake

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    The Faithful

    Juliet West

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    Bad Twins

    Rebecca Chance

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    I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

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    The Dead Girls

    Jorge Ibargüengoitia

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    The People in the Trees

    Hanya Yanagihara

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    The Border Trilogy

    Cormac McCarthy

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    Oreo

    Fran Ross

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    Pages for Her

    Sylvia Brownrigg

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    The Riders

    Tim Winton

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    Breath

    Tim Winton

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    Dirt Music

    Tim Winton

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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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