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 Crudo

    Crudo

    Olivia Laing

  2. Book cover for Ponti

    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

  3. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter

    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

  4. Book cover for My German Brother

    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

  5. Book cover for The Piranhas

    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

  6. Book cover for The Long Forgotten

    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

  7. Book cover for The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Robin Robertson

  8. Book cover for Alva & Irva

    Alva & Irva

    Edward Carey

  9. Book cover for Observatory Mansions

    Observatory Mansions

    Edward Carey

  10. Book cover for The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

  11. Book cover for Less Than Zero

    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

  12. Book cover for The Sculptress

    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

  13. Book cover for The Master

    The Master

    Colm Toibin

  14. Book cover for The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  15. Book cover for Fire Sermon

    Fire Sermon

    Jamie Quatro

  16. Book cover for The Spirit of Science Fiction

    The Spirit of Science Fiction

    Roberto Bolaño

  17. Book cover for The Melody

    The Melody

    Jim Crace

  18. Book cover for The Diary of a Nobody

    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Weedon Grossmith

  19. Book cover for The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    Rhidian Brook

  20. Book cover for Things We Nearly Knew

    Things We Nearly Knew

    Jim Powell

  21. Book cover for Give Me Your Hand

    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

  22. Book cover for Dear Mrs Bird

    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

  23. Book cover for To the Hermitage

    To the Hermitage

    Malcolm Bradbury

  24. Book cover for Past Perfect

    Past Perfect

    Danielle Steel

  25. Book cover for If Cats Disappeared From The World

    If Cats Disappeared From The World

    Genki Kawamura

  26. Book cover for I Love You Too Much

    I Love You Too Much

    Alicia Drake

  27. Book cover for The Faithful

    The Faithful

    Juliet West

  28. Book cover for Bad Twins

    Bad Twins

    Rebecca Chance

  29. Book cover for I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    I Heard the Owl Call My Name

    Margaret Craven

  30. Book cover for The Dead Girls

    The Dead Girls

    Jorge Ibargüengoitia

  31. Book cover for The People in the Trees

    The People in the Trees

    Hanya Yanagihara

  32. Book cover for The Border Trilogy

    The Border Trilogy

    Cormac McCarthy

  33. Book cover for The City & The City

    The City & The City

    China Miéville

  34. Book cover for Oreo

    Oreo

    Fran Ross

  35. Book cover for Pages for Her

    Pages for Her

    Sylvia Brownrigg

  36. Book cover for The Riders

    The Riders

    Tim Winton

  37. Book cover for Breath

    Breath

    Tim Winton

  38. Book cover for Dirt Music

    Dirt Music

    Tim Winton

  39. Book cover for Under the Sun

    Under the Sun

    Lottie Moggach

  40. Book cover for The Upstairs Room

    The Upstairs Room

    Kate Murray-Browne

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