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 Sixteen Horses

    Sixteen Horses

    Greg Buchanan

  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 The Lamplighters

    The Lamplighters

    Emma Stonex

  11. Book cover for Cowboy Graves

    Cowboy Graves

    Roberto Bolaño

  12. Book cover for Jack & Bet

    Jack & Bet

    Sarah Butler

  13. Book cover for Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Mountain Road, Late at Night

    Alan Rossi

  14. Book cover for Kololo Hill

    Kololo Hill

    Neema Shah

  15. Book cover for The Art of Losing

    The Art of Losing

    Alice Zeniter

  16. Book cover for The Hiding Game

    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

  17. Book cover for Writers & Lovers

    Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

  18. Book cover for Amnesty

    Amnesty

    Aravind Adiga

  19. Book cover for Cleanness

    Cleanness

    Garth Greenwell

  20. Book cover for Little Bandaged Days

    Little Bandaged Days

    Kyra Wilder

  21. Book cover for The City of Tears

    The City of Tears

    Kate Mosse

  22. Book cover for Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

  23. Book cover for Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  24. Book cover for Burmese Days

    Burmese Days

    George Orwell

  25. Book cover for Correspondents

    Correspondents

    Tim Murphy

  26. Book cover for La Vita Nuova

    La Vita Nuova

    Dante Alighieri

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

    The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

    Christine Féret-Fleury

  28. Book cover for Candide, or The Optimist

    Candide, or The Optimist

    Voltaire

  29. Book cover for The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  30. Book cover for Lampedusa

    Lampedusa

    Steven Price

  31. Book cover for Tales from the Cafe

    Tales from the Cafe

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  32. Book cover for The Confession

    The Confession

    Jessie Burton

  33. Book cover for A House for Mr Biswas

    A House for Mr Biswas

    V. S. Naipaul

  34. Book cover for The Enigma of Arrival

    The Enigma of Arrival

    V. S. Naipaul

  35. Book cover for In a Free State

    In a Free State

    V. S. Naipaul

  36. Book cover for The Catholic School

    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

  37. Book cover for The Glass Hotel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  38. Book cover for Shuggie Bain

    Shuggie Bain

    Douglas Stuart

  39. Book cover for Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

  40. Book cover for You Will Never Be Forgotten

    You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Mary South

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