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 Sixteen Horses

    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  2. Book cover for Of Women and Salt

    Of Women and Salt

    Gabriela Garcia

  3. Book cover for The City of Tears

    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  4. Book cover for The Burning Chambers

    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

  5. Book cover for Luster


    Raven Leilani

  6. Book cover for A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

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

    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    Maurice Leblanc

  8. Book cover for The Silence

    The Silence

    Don DeLillo

  9. Book cover for The Children of Jocasta

    The Children of Jocasta

    Natalie Haynes

  10. Book cover for Savage Kiss

    Savage Kiss

    Roberto Saviano

  11. Book cover for Mother for Dinner

    Mother for Dinner

    Shalom Auslander

  12. Book cover for XX


    Rian Hughes

  13. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten

    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

  14. Book cover for Dance Prone

    Dance Prone

    David Coventry

  15. Book cover for The Blind Light

    The Blind Light

    Stuart Evers

  16. Book cover for Blue in Chicago

    Blue in Chicago

    Bette Howland

  17. Book cover for Summerwater


    Sarah Moss

  18. Book cover for The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  19. Book cover for Prelude & Other Stories

    Prelude & Other Stories

    Katherine Mansfield

    Meg Jensen

  20. Book cover for The Light Years

    The Light Years

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  21. Book cover for Marking Time

    Marking Time

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  22. Book cover for Confusion


    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  23. Book cover for Casting Off

    Casting Off

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  24. Book cover for All Change

    All Change

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  25. Book cover for Breasts and Eggs

    Breasts and Eggs

    Mieko Kawakami

  26. Book cover for The Harpy

    The Harpy

    Megan Hunter

  27. Book cover for The Glass Hotel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  28. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars

    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

  29. Book cover for Shuggie Bain

    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

  30. Book cover for Alligator and Other Stories

    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

  31. Book cover for The Young Team

    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

  32. Book cover for Pygmalion & Other Plays

    Pygmalion & Other Plays

    George Bernard Shaw

  33. Book cover for Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Alan McMonagle

  34. Book cover for A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

  35. Book cover for The Piano Tuner

    The Piano Tuner

    Daniel Mason

  36. Book cover for Cowboy Graves

    Cowboy Graves

    Roberto Bolaño

  37. Book cover for Jack & Bet

    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

  38. Book cover for Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

  39. Book cover for The Hiding Game

    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

  40. Book cover for Writers & Lovers

    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

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