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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    Pages for You

    Sylvia Brownrigg

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    The Muse

    Jessie Burton

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    Not Working

    Lisa Owens

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    The Invisible Mile

    David Coventry

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    The House at Riverton

    Kate Morton

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    Invincible Summer

    Alice Adams

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    In the Skin of a Lion

    Michael Ondaatje

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    The History Man

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    The Wonder

    Emma Donoghue

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    North and South

    Elizabeth Gaskell

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    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

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    Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

    Joanne Proulx

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    The Years That Followed

    Catherine Dunne

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    Leadon Hill

    Richmal Crompton

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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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    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

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    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Bronte

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

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    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

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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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