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 Confession
    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

  2. Book cover for A House for Mr Biswas
    A House for Mr Biswas

    V. S. Naipaul

  3. Book cover for In a Free State
    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  4. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival
    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

  5. Book cover for The Catholic School
    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

  6. Book cover for Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

  7. Book cover for Exhalation
    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

  8. Book cover for Akin
    Akin

    Emma Donoghue

  9. Book cover for Sweet Home
    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

  10. Book cover for A Little Life
    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  11. Book cover for The Ditch
    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

  12. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down
    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

  13. Book cover for From The Wreck
    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

  14. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  15. Book cover for The Age of Light
    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  16. Book cover for Homeland
    Homeland

    Fernando Aramburu

  17. Book cover for Salt Slow
    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

  18. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

  19. Book cover for The Braid
    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

  20. Book cover for The Doll Factory
    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

  21. Book cover for Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl
    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

  22. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival
    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

  23. Book cover for A Bend in the River
    A Bend in the River

    V. S. Naipaul

  24. Book cover for In a Free State
    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  25. Book cover for Bleak House
    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

  26. Book cover for Our Mutual Friend
    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

  27. Book cover for The Warden
    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

  28. Book cover for The Distance Home
    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

  29. Book cover for I Want To Show You More
    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

  30. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody
    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

  31. Book cover for King Zeno
    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

  32. Book cover for The Order of the Day
    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

  33. Book cover for Before the Coffee Gets Cold
    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  34. Book cover for Evening in Paradise
    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

  35. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories
    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  36. Book cover for The Master and Margarita
    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

  37. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican
    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

  38. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd
    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

  39. Book cover for The Shepherd's Hut
    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

  40. Book cover for Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

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