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 Devotion


    Hannah Kent

  2. Book cover for Of Women and Salt

    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  3. Book cover for Sixteen Horses

    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  4. Book cover for The City of Tears

    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  5. Book cover for The God of that Summer

    The God of that Summer

    Ralf Rothmann

  6. Book cover for The Burning Chambers

    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

  7. Book cover for Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Lily King

  8. Book cover for To Paradise

    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  9. Book cover for Luster


    Raven Leilani

  10. Book cover for Hare House

    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  11. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time

    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  12. Book cover for A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  13. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  14. Book cover for The Fell

    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

  15. Book cover for The Silence

    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

  16. Book cover for The Children of Jocasta

    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

  17. Book cover for Savage Kiss

    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

  18. Book cover for Mother for Dinner

    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

  19. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books

    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  20. Book cover for XX


    Rian Hughes

  21. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  22. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  23. Book cover for What Strange Paradise

    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  24. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten

    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

  25. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls

    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  26. Book cover for Dance Prone

    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

  27. Book cover for The Blind Light

    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  28. Book cover for Blue in Chicago

    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

  29. Book cover for Summerwater


    Sarah Moss

  30. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  31. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories

    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

  32. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  33. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  34. Book cover for Confusion


    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  35. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  36. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  37. Book cover for Breasts and Eggs

    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

  38. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  39. Book cover for The Harpy

    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

  40. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars

    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

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