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 Acts of Infidelity
    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

  2. Book cover for The Paper Lovers
    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

  3. Book cover for Connect
    Connect

    Julian Gough

  4. Book cover for The Age of Innocence
    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

  5. Book cover for Agnes Grey
    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

  6. Book cover for Crudo
    Crudo

    Olivia Laing

  7. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter
    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

  8. Book cover for Ponti
    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

  9. Book cover for My German Brother
    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

  10. Book cover for The Piranhas
    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

  11. Book cover for The Long Forgotten
    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

  12. Book cover for The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Robin Robertson

  13. Book cover for Alva & Irva
    Alva & Irva

    Edward Carey

  14. Book cover for Observatory Mansions
    Observatory Mansions

    Edward Carey

  15. Book cover for The Burning Chambers
    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

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

    Mikhail Bulgakov

  17. Book cover for The Master
    The Master

    Colm Toibin

  18. Book cover for The Road
    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  19. Book cover for Less Than Zero
    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

  20. Book cover for The Sculptress
    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

  21. Book cover for Fire Sermon
    Fire Sermon

    Jamie Quatro

  22. Book cover for The Melody
    The Melody

    Jim Crace

  23. Book cover for The Spirit of Science Fiction
    The Spirit of Science Fiction

    Roberto Bolaño

  24. Book cover for The Diary of a Nobody
    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Weedon Grossmith

  25. Book cover for The Killing of Butterfly Joe
    The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    Rhidian Brook

  26. Book cover for Things We Nearly Knew
    Things We Nearly Knew

    Jim Powell

  27. Book cover for Give Me Your Hand
    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

  28. Book cover for Dear Mrs Bird
    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

  29. Book cover for To the Hermitage
    To the Hermitage

    Malcolm Bradbury

  30. Book cover for Past Perfect
    Past Perfect

    Danielle Steel

  31. Book cover for If Cats Disappeared From The World
    If Cats Disappeared From The World

    Genki Kawamura

  32. Book cover for I Love You Too Much
    I Love You Too Much

    Alicia Drake

  33. Book cover for The Faithful
    The Faithful

    Juliet West

  34. Book cover for Bad Twins
    Bad Twins

    Rebecca Chance

  35. Book cover for I Heard the Owl Call My Name
    I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

  36. Book cover for The Dead Girls
    The Dead Girls

    Jorge Ibargüengoitia

  37. Book cover for The People in the Trees
    The People in the Trees

    Hanya Yanagihara

  38. Book cover for The Border Trilogy
    The Border Trilogy

    Cormac McCarthy

  39. Book cover for The City & The City
    The City & The City

    China Miéville

  40. Book cover for Oreo
    Oreo

    Fran Ross

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