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 The Glass Hotel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  2. Book cover for The Pull of the Stars

    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

  3. Book cover for Shuggie Bain

    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

  4. Book cover for Alligator and Other Stories

    Alligator and Other Stories

    Dima Alzayat

  5. Book cover for The Young Team

    The Young Team

    Graeme Armstrong

  6. Book cover for Pygmalion & Other Plays

    Pygmalion & Other Plays

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    Laura Cassidy's Walk of Fame

    Alan McMonagle

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

    A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth

    Daniel Mason

  9. Book cover for The Piano Tuner

    The Piano Tuner

    Daniel Mason

  10. Book cover for Cowboy Graves

    Cowboy Graves

    Roberto Bolaño

  11. Book cover for Jack & Bet

    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

  12. Book cover for Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

  13. Book cover for The Hiding Game

    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

  14. Book cover for Writers & Lovers

    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

  15. Book cover for Amnesty


    Aravind Adiga

  16. Book cover for Little Bandaged Days

    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

  17. Book cover for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

  18. Book cover for Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  19. Book cover for Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

  20. Book cover for Correspondents


    Tim Murphy

  21. Book cover for La Vita Nuova

    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

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

    The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    Christine Féret-Fleury

  23. Book cover for Candide, or The Optimist

    Candide, or The Optimist


  24. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  25. Book cover for Lampedusa


    Steven Price

  26. Book cover for Tales from the Cafe

    Tales from the Cafe

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  27. Book cover for The Confession

    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

  28. Book cover for Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

  29. Book cover for Exhalation


    Ted Chiang

  30. Book cover for Akin


    Emma Donoghue

  31. Book cover for Sweet Home

    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

  32. Book cover for The Ditch

    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

  33. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down

    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

  34. Book cover for From The Wreck

    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

  35. Book cover for The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing

    Mary Paulson-Ellis

  36. Book cover for Homeland


    Fernando Aramburu

  37. Book cover for The Age of Light

    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

  38. Book cover for Salt Slow

    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

  39. Book cover for Gingerbread


    Helen Oyeyemi

  40. Book cover for The Braid

    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

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