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 Our Wives Under The Sea

    Our Wives Under The Sea

    Julia Armfield

  2. Book cover for Treasures of Cornwall: A Literary Anthology

    Treasures of Cornwall: A Literary Anthology

    Luke Thompson

  3. Book cover for Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Lizzie Pook

  4. Book cover for The Exhibitionist

    The Exhibitionist

    Charlotte Mendelson

  5. Book cover for Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

    Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

    Danielle Evans

  6. Book cover for New Animal

    New Animal

    Ella Baxter

  7. Book cover for The Colony of Good Hope

    The Colony of Good Hope

    Kim Leine

  8. Book cover for Dance Move

    Dance Move

    Wendy Erskine

  9. Book cover for Vladimir

    Vladimir

    Julia May Jonas

  10. Book cover for Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Lily King

  11. Book cover for Euphoria

    Euphoria

    Lily King

  12. Book cover for Less Than Zero

    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

  13. Book cover for The Rules of Attraction

    The Rules of Attraction

    Bret Easton Ellis

  14. Book cover for Lunar Park

    Lunar Park

    Bret Easton Ellis

  15. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time

    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  16. Book cover for To Paradise

    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  17. Book cover for Winter Garden

    Winter Garden

    Kristin Hannah

  18. Book cover for The Names

    The Names

    Don DeLillo

  19. Book cover for Underworld

    Underworld

    Don DeLillo

  20. Book cover for Mao II

    Mao II

    Don DeLillo

  21. Book cover for End Zone

    End Zone

    Don DeLillo

  22. Book cover for Great Jones Street

    Great Jones Street

    Don DeLillo

  23. Book cover for The Fell

    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

  24. Book cover for Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Goblin Market & Other Poems

    Christina Rossetti

    Laurence Housman

  25. Book cover for Hare House

    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  26. Book cover for The Cat Who Saved Books

    The Cat Who Saved Books

    Sosuke Natsukawa

  27. Book cover for Luckiest Girl Alive

    Luckiest Girl Alive

    Jessica Knoll

  28. Book cover for What Strange Paradise

    What Strange Paradise

    Omar El Akkad

  29. Book cover for The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    Kristin Hannah

  30. Book cover for All the Pretty Horses

    All the Pretty Horses

    Cormac McCarthy

  31. Book cover for The Crossing

    The Crossing

    Cormac McCarthy

  32. Book cover for Cities of the Plain

    Cities of the Plain

    Cormac McCarthy

  33. Book cover for No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    Cormac McCarthy

  34. Book cover for The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  35. Book cover for Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Emily Noble's Disgrace

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  36. Book cover for Objects of Desire

    Objects of Desire

    Clare Sestanovich

  37. Book cover for Yours Cheerfully

    Yours Cheerfully

    AJ Pearce

  38. Book cover for Last Summer in the City

    Last Summer in the City

    Gianfranco Calligarich

  39. Book cover for Annie John

    Annie John

    Jamaica Kincaid

  40. Book cover for Lucy

    Lucy

    Jamaica Kincaid

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