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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    Dead Man's Walk

    Larry McMurtry

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    Devotion

    Nell Leyshon

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    The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

    Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

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    Mrs. Hemingway

    Naomi Wood

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    In the Light of What We Know

    Zia Haider Rahman

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    The Miniaturist

    Jessie Burton

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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

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    The Butcher Boy

    Patrick McCabe

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    Cloudstreet

    Tim Winton

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    Scottsboro

    Ellen Feldman

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    The Debt To Pleasure

    John Lanchester

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    The Piano Tuner

    Daniel Mason

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    The South

    Colm Toibin

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    The Godless Boys

    Naomi Wood

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    Electricity

    Ray Robinson

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    2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas

    Marie-Helene Bertino

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    Winter Garden

    Kristin Hannah

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    Winterton Blue

    Trezza Azzopardi

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    The Swansong of Wilbur McCrum

    Bronia Kita

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    The Guest Cat

    Takashi Hiraide

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    The Return

    Roberto Bolaño

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    The Gentle Assassin

    Ryan David Jahn

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    Southern Cross the Dog

    Bill Cheng

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    The Company You Keep

    Neil Gordon

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    Dusk and Other Stories

    James Salter

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    The Blue Bedspread

    Raj Kamal Jha

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    The Hiding Place

    Trezza Azzopardi

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    Abyssinian Chronicles

    Moses Isegawa

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    Another Night, Another Day

    Sarah Rayner

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    Collected Stories

    James Salter

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    Carn

    Patrick McCabe

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    Cleave

    Nikki Gemmell

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    All That Is

    James Salter

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    The Deaths

    Mark Lawson

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    The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81

    J.B. Morrison

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    The Vacationers

    Emma Straub

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    The Unknowns

    Gabriel Roth

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    The Kills

    Richard House

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    Wise Men

    Stuart Nadler

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    The View on the Way Down

    Rebecca Wait

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