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 Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

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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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    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

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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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    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

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    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 Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

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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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    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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