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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    The Orchid Trilogy

    Jocelyn Brooke

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    The Dog at Clambercrown

    Jocelyn Brooke

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    The Scapegoat

    Jocelyn Brooke

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    The Image of a Drawn Sword

    Jocelyn Brooke

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    Conventional Weapons

    Jocelyn Brooke

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    The Nix

    Nathan Hill

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    Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes

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    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Muriel Spark

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    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

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    The Good People

    Hannah Kent

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    Innocents and Others

    Dana Spiotta

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    Christodora

    Tim Murphy

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    Little Deaths

    Emma Flint

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    Once Again Assembled Here

    Sean O'Brien

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    Selection Day

    Aravind Adiga

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    The Wind Cannot Read

    Richard Mason

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    Killer Affair

    Rebecca Chance

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    Lord of the Darkwood

    Lian Hearn

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    The Last Photograph

    Emma Chapman

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    Brighton Rock

    Graham Greene

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    The Ministry of Fear

    Graham Greene

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    Vanity Fair

    William Makepeace Thackeray

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    The Place That Didn't Exist

    Mark Watson

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    Miss Jane

    Brad Watson

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    Dear Mr. M

    Herman Koch

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    The Allegations

    Mark Lawson

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    Pages for You

    Sylvia Brownrigg

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    Not Working

    Lisa Owens

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    The Invisible Mile

    David Coventry

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    The House at Riverton

    Kate Morton

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    Invincible Summer

    Alice Adams

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    In the Skin of a Lion

    Michael Ondaatje

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    The History Man

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    The Wonder

    Emma Donoghue

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    North and South

    Elizabeth Gaskell

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    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

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    Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

    Joanne Proulx

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    The Years That Followed

    Catherine Dunne

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    Leadon Hill

    Richmal Crompton

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