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 Martyr!


    Kaveh Akbar

  2. Book cover for Where There Was Fire

    Where There Was Fire

    John Manuel Arias

  3. Book cover for How I Won A Nobel Prize

    How I Won A Nobel Prize

    Julius Taranto

  4. Book cover for Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

    Lizzie Pook

  5. Book cover for Wellness


    Nathan Hill

  6. Book cover for The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

    The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

    Audrey Burges

  7. Book cover for The People in the Trees

    The People in the Trees

    Hanya Yanagihara

  8. Book cover for The Sparsholt Affair

    The Sparsholt Affair

    Alan Hollinghurst

  9. Book cover for The Stranger's Child

    The Stranger's Child

    Alan Hollinghurst

  10. Book cover for Roman Stories

    Roman Stories

    Jhumpa Lahiri

  11. Book cover for The Little Old Lady Strikes Back

    The Little Old Lady Strikes Back

    Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

  12. Book cover for The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    The Kamogawa Food Detectives

    Hisashi Kashiwai

  13. Book cover for Dr. No

    Dr. No

    Percival Everett

  14. Book cover for Out There Screaming

    Out There Screaming

    Jordan Peele

  15. Book cover for The Passenger

    The Passenger

    Cormac McCarthy

  16. Book cover for Stella Maris

    Stella Maris

    Cormac McCarthy

  17. Book cover for Before We Say Goodbye

    Before We Say Goodbye

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  18. Book cover for Before Your Memory Fades

    Before Your Memory Fades

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  19. Book cover for Hinterland


    Arno Geiger

  20. Book cover for Anam


    André Dao

  21. Book cover for Spirits Abroad

    Spirits Abroad

    Zen Cho

  22. Book cover for Almost English

    Almost English

    Charlotte Mendelson

  23. Book cover for Daughters of Jerusalem

    Daughters of Jerusalem

    Charlotte Mendelson

  24. Book cover for When We Were Bad

    When We Were Bad

    Charlotte Mendelson

  25. Book cover for Sea Change

    Sea Change

    Gina Chung

  26. Book cover for The Women Could Fly

    The Women Could Fly

    Megan Giddings

  27. Book cover for Disorientation


    Elaine Hsieh Chou

  28. Book cover for Open Throat

    Open Throat

    Henry Hoke

  29. Book cover for The Bastard Factory

    The Bastard Factory

    Chris Kraus

  30. Book cover for The House of Fortune

    The House of Fortune

    Jessie Burton

  31. Book cover for The Centre

    The Centre

    Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

  32. Book cover for Hearts and Bones

    Hearts and Bones

    Niamh Mulvey

  33. Book cover for Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Briefly, A Delicious Life

    Nell Stevens

  34. Book cover for Locks


    Ashleigh Nugent

  35. Book cover for Eden


    Jim Crace

  36. Book cover for Stone Blind

    Stone Blind

    Natalie Haynes

  37. Book cover for Everything's Fine

    Everything's Fine

    Cecilia Rabess

  38. Book cover for The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    The Double Life of Daisy Hemmings

    Joanna Nadin

  39. Book cover for Trust


    Hernan Diaz

  40. Book cover for We Had To Remove This Post

    We Had To Remove This Post

    Hanna Bervoets

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