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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    Millicent Dorrington

    Richmal Crompton

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    Felicity - Stands By

    Richmal Crompton

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    Quartet

    Richmal Crompton

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    Weatherley Parade

    Richmal Crompton

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    Frost at Morning

    Richmal Crompton

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    Linden Rise

    Richmal Crompton

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    Westover

    Richmal Crompton

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    The Tobacconist

    Robert Seethaler

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    Shelter

    Jung Yun

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    Heaven's Net is Wide

    Lian Hearn

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    The Harsh Cry of the Heron

    Lian Hearn

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    Lover

    Anna Raverat

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    What Belongs to You

    Garth Greenwell

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

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    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

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    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

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    Trading Futures

    Jim Powell

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    Everyone is Watching

    Megan Bradbury

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    The Man Without Qualities

    Robert Musil

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    This Census-Taker

    China Miéville

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    Zero K

    Don DeLillo

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    A Sport and a Pastime

    James Salter

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    What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

    Helen Oyeyemi

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    The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

    Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

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    The Outside Lands

    Hannah Kohler

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    Emperor of the Eight Islands

    Lian Hearn

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    The House of Mirth

    Edith Wharton

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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce

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    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy

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    Across the Nightingale Floor

    Lian Hearn

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    The Muse

    Jessie Burton

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    Rupture

    Simon Lelic

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    Arrival

    Ted Chiang

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    Dubliners

    James Joyce

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    Moby-Dick

    Herman Melville

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    A Beautiful Place to Die

    Malla Nunn

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    Shriek

    Jeff VanderMeer

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    All This Has Nothing To Do With Me

    Monica Sabolo

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    Les Misérables

    Victor Hugo

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