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 Tales from the Cafe

    Tales from the Cafe

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  2. Book cover for The Confession

    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

  3. Book cover for The Catholic School

    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

  4. Book cover for Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

  5. Book cover for Exhalation

    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

  6. Book cover for Akin

    Akin

    Emma Donoghue

  7. Book cover for Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

  8. Book cover for The Ditch

    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

  9. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down

    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

  10. Book cover for From The Wreck

    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

  11. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  12. Book cover for Homeland

    Homeland

    Fernando Aramburu

  13. Book cover for The Age of Light

    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  14. Book cover for Salt Slow

    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

  15. Book cover for Gingerbread

    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

  16. Book cover for The Braid

    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

  17. Book cover for The Doll Factory

    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

  18. Book cover for Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

  19. Book cover for In a Free State

    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  20. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival

    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

  21. Book cover for A Bend in the River

    A Bend in the River

    V. S. Naipaul

  22. Book cover for Bleak House

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

  23. Book cover for Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

  24. Book cover for The Warden

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

  25. Book cover for The Distance Home

    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

  26. Book cover for I Want To Show You More

    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

  27. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody

    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

  28. Book cover for King Zeno

    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

  29. Book cover for The Order of the Day

    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

  30. Book cover for Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  31. Book cover for Evening in Paradise

    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

  32. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories

    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  33. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican

    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

  34. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

  35. Book cover for The Shepherd's Hut

    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

  36. Book cover for Acts of Infidelity

    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

  37. Book cover for The Paper Lovers

    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

  38. Book cover for Connect

    Connect

    Julian Gough

  39. Book cover for The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

  40. Book cover for Agnes Grey

    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

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