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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 King Zeno

    King Zeno

    Nathaniel Rich

  2. Book cover for The Order of the Day

    The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

  3. Book cover for Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Before the Coffee Gets Cold

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  4. Book cover for Evening in Paradise

    Evening in Paradise

    Lucia Berlin

  5. Book cover for In the Ravine & Other Stories

    In the Ravine & Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  6. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican

    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

  7. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Helen Allingham

  8. Book cover for The Shepherd's Hut

    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

  9. Book cover for Acts of Infidelity

    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

  10. Book cover for The Paper Lovers

    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

  11. Book cover for Connect

    Connect

    Julian Gough

  12. Book cover for The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

  13. Book cover for Agnes Grey

    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

  14. Book cover for Crudo

    Crudo

    Olivia Laing

  15. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter

    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

  16. Book cover for Ponti

    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

  17. Book cover for My German Brother

    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

  18. Book cover for The Piranhas

    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

  19. Book cover for The Long Forgotten

    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

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

    The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Robin Robertson

  21. Book cover for Alva & Irva

    Alva & Irva

    Edward Carey

  22. Book cover for Observatory Mansions

    Observatory Mansions

    Edward Carey

  23. Book cover for The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

  24. Book cover for Less Than Zero

    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

  25. Book cover for The Sculptress

    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

  26. Book cover for The Master

    The Master

    Colm Toibin

  27. Book cover for Fire Sermon

    Fire Sermon

    Jamie Quatro

  28. Book cover for The Spirit of Science Fiction

    The Spirit of Science Fiction

    Roberto Bolaño

  29. Book cover for The Melody

    The Melody

    Jim Crace

  30. Book cover for The Diary of a Nobody

    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

    Weedon Grossmith

  31. Book cover for The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    The Killing of Butterfly Joe

    Rhidian Brook

  32. Book cover for Things We Nearly Knew

    Things We Nearly Knew

    Jim Powell

  33. Book cover for Give Me Your Hand

    Give Me Your Hand

    Megan Abbott

  34. Book cover for Dear Mrs Bird

    Dear Mrs Bird

    AJ Pearce

  35. Book cover for To the Hermitage

    To the Hermitage

    Malcolm Bradbury

  36. Book cover for Past Perfect

    Past Perfect

    Danielle Steel

  37. Book cover for If Cats Disappeared From The World

    If Cats Disappeared From The World

    Genki Kawamura

  38. Book cover for I Love You Too Much

    I Love You Too Much

    Alicia Drake

  39. Book cover for The Faithful

    The Faithful

    Juliet West

  40. Book cover for Bad Twins

    Bad Twins

    Rebecca Chance

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