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 Blind Light

    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  2. Book cover for Blue in Chicago

    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

  3. Book cover for Summerwater


    Sarah Moss

  4. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  5. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories

    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

  6. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  7. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  8. Book cover for Confusion


    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  9. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  10. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  11. Book cover for Breasts and Eggs

    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

  12. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  13. Book cover for The Harpy

    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

  14. Book cover for The Glass Hotel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  15. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars

    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

  16. Book cover for The Children of Jocasta

    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

  17. Book cover for Alligator and Other Stories

    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

  18. Book cover for Shuggie Bain

    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

  19. Book cover for The Young Team

    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

  20. Book cover for Pygmalion & Other Plays

    Pygmalion & Other Plays

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Alan McMonagle

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

    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

  23. Book cover for The Piano Tuner

    The Piano Tuner

    Daniel Mason

  24. Book cover for Cowboy Graves

    Cowboy Graves

    Roberto Bolaño

  25. Book cover for Jack & Bet

    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

  26. Book cover for Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

  27. Book cover for The Hiding Game

    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

  28. Book cover for Writers & Lovers

    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

  29. Book cover for Amnesty


    Aravind Adiga

  30. Book cover for Cleanness


    Garth Greenwell

  31. Book cover for Little Bandaged Days

    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

  32. Book cover for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

  33. Book cover for Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  34. Book cover for Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

  35. Book cover for Correspondents


    Tim Murphy

  36. Book cover for La Vita Nuova

    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

  37. Book cover for The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    Christine Féret-Fleury

  38. Book cover for Candide, or The Optimist

    Candide, or The Optimist


  39. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  40. Book cover for Lampedusa


    Steven Price

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