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 Very Cold People

    Very Cold People

    Sarah Manguso

  2. Book cover for The Painter's Friend

    The Painter's Friend

    Howard Cunnell

  3. Book cover for Concerning My Daughter

    Concerning My Daughter

    Kim Hye-jin

  4. Book cover for Young Mungo

    Young Mungo

    Douglas Stuart

  5. Book cover for The Colony of Good Hope

    The Colony of Good Hope

    Kim Leine

  6. Book cover for The Lamplighters

    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  7. Book cover for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

    Maddie Mortimer

  8. Book cover for The Ophelia Girls

    The Ophelia Girls

    Jane Healey

  9. Book cover for The Exhibitionist

    The Exhibitionist

    Charlotte Mendelson

  10. Book cover for The Art of Losing

    The Art of Losing

    Alice Zeniter

  11. Book cover for The Field

    The Field

    Robert Seethaler

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

    Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

    Lizzie Pook

  13. Book cover for The Blue Bedspread

    The Blue Bedspread

    Raj Kamal Jha

  14. Book cover for Nightshift


    Kiare Ladner

  15. Book cover for Kololo Hill

    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  16. Book cover for New Animal

    New Animal

    Ella Baxter

  17. Book cover for Room


    Emma Donoghue

  18. Book cover for American Psycho

    American Psycho

    Bret Easton Ellis

  19. Book cover for The Line of Beauty

    The Line of Beauty

    Alan Hollinghurst

  20. Book cover for White Noise

    White Noise

    Don DeLillo

  21. Book cover for Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian

    Cormac McCarthy

  22. Book cover for A Manual for Cleaning Women

    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin

  23. Book cover for Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

  24. Book cover for Middle Passage

    Middle Passage

    Charles Johnson

  25. Book cover for A House for Mr Biswas

    A House for Mr Biswas

    V. S. Naipaul

  26. Book cover for Dance Move

    Dance Move

    Wendy Erskine

  27. Book cover for Devotion


    Hannah Kent

  28. Book cover for Sixteen Horses

    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  29. Book cover for Of Women and Salt

    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  30. Book cover for The God of that Summer

    The God of that Summer

    Ralf Rothmann

  31. Book cover for The Burning Chambers

    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

  32. Book cover for Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Five Tuesdays in Winter

    Lily King

  33. Book cover for The City of Tears

    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  34. Book cover for To Paradise

    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara

  35. Book cover for Luster


    Raven Leilani

  36. Book cover for Hare House

    Hare House

    Sally Hinchcliffe

  37. Book cover for A Time Outside This Time

    A Time Outside This Time

    Amitava Kumar

  38. Book cover for A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

  39. Book cover for The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  40. Book cover for The Fell

    The Fell

    Sarah Moss

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