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 Luckiest Girl Alive

    Luckiest Girl Alive

    Jessica Knoll

  2. Book cover for What Strange Paradise

    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  3. Book cover for The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Kristin Hannah

  4. Book cover for All the Pretty Horses

    All the Pretty Horses

    Cormac McCarthy

  5. Book cover for The Crossing

    The Crossing

    Cormac McCarthy

  6. Book cover for Cities of the Plain

    Cities of the Plain

    Cormac McCarthy

  7. Book cover for No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    Cormac McCarthy

  8. Book cover for The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  9. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  10. Book cover for Objects of Desire

    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

  11. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully

    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  12. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  13. Book cover for Annie John

    Annie John

    Jamaica Kincaid

  14. Book cover for Lucy

    Lucy

    Jamaica Kincaid

  15. Book cover for At the Bottom of the River

    At the Bottom of the River

    Jamaica Kincaid

  16. Book cover for The Autobiography of My Mother

    The Autobiography of My Mother

    Jamaica Kincaid

  17. Book cover for Circus of Wonders

    Circus of Wonders

    Elizabeth Macneal

  18. Book cover for Magma

    Magma

    Thora Hjörleifsdóttir

  19. Book cover for A Shock

    A Shock

    Keith Ridgway

  20. Book cover for Nevada

    Nevada

    Imogen Binnie

  21. Book cover for Catch the Rabbit

    Catch the Rabbit

    Lana Bastašic

  22. Book cover for Saint X

    Saint X

    Alexis Schaitkin

  23. Book cover for The Melting

    The Melting

    Lize Spit

  24. Book cover for Heaven

    Heaven

    Mieko Kawakami

  25. Book cover for Brood

    Brood

    Jackie Polzin

  26. Book cover for The Painter's Friend

    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  27. Book cover for The Lamplighters

    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  28. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls

    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  29. Book cover for The Art of Losing

    The Art of Losing

    Alice Zeniter

  30. Book cover for The Field

    The Field

    Robert Seethaler

  31. Book cover for The Blue Bedspread

    The Blue Bedspread

    Raj Kamal Jha

  32. Book cover for Kololo Hill

    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  33. Book cover for Room

    Room

    Emma Donoghue

  34. Book cover for American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Bret Easton Ellis

  35. Book cover for The Line of Beauty

    The Line of Beauty

    Alan Hollinghurst

  36. Book cover for White Noise

    White Noise

    Don DeLillo

  37. Book cover for Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

  38. Book cover for A Manual for Cleaning Women

    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin

  39. Book cover for Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

  40. Book cover for Middle Passage

    Middle Passage

    Charles Johnson

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