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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 Writers & Lovers

    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

  2. Book cover for Amnesty


    Aravind Adiga

  3. Book cover for Cleanness


    Garth Greenwell

  4. Book cover for Little Bandaged Days

    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

  5. Book cover for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

  6. Book cover for Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  7. Book cover for Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

  8. Book cover for Correspondents


    Tim Murphy

  9. Book cover for La Vita Nuova

    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

  10. Book cover for The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    Christine Féret-Fleury

  11. Book cover for Candide, or The Optimist

    Candide, or The Optimist


  12. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  13. Book cover for Lampedusa


    Steven Price

  14. Book cover for Tales from the Cafe

    Tales from the Cafe

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  15. Book cover for The Confession

    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

  16. Book cover for The Catholic School

    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

  17. Book cover for Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

  18. Book cover for Exhalation


    Ted Chiang

  19. Book cover for Akin


    Emma Donoghue

  20. Book cover for Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

  21. Book cover for The Ditch

    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

  22. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down

    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

  23. Book cover for From The Wreck

    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

  24. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  25. Book cover for Homeland


    Fernando Aramburu

  26. Book cover for The Age of Light

    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  27. Book cover for Salt Slow

    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

  28. Book cover for Gingerbread


    Helen Oyeyemi

  29. Book cover for The Braid

    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

  30. Book cover for The Doll Factory

    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

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

    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

  32. Book cover for In a Free State

    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  33. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival

    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

  34. Book cover for A Bend in the River

    A Bend in the River

    V. S. Naipaul

  35. Book cover for Bleak House

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens

    H. K. Browne

  36. Book cover for Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

    Marcus Stone

  37. Book cover for The Warden

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope

    F. C. Tilney

  38. Book cover for The Distance Home

    The Distance Home

    Paula Saunders

  39. Book cover for I Want To Show You More

    I Want To Show You More

    Jamie Quatro

  40. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody

    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

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