10 Literary Fiction Novels to Gift This Holiday Season

Your most bookish friends will love these novels.

literary fiction books to gift
the promise by damon galgut, winner of the booker prize 2021

The Promise

By Damon Galgut

The Lying Life of Adults

The Lying Life of Adults

By Elena Ferrante

a single rose, a literary fiction book to gift

A Single Rose

By Muriel Barbery

trust, a literary fiction book to gift

Trust

By Domenico Starnone

heaven, a literary fiction book to gift by mieko kawakami

Heaven

By Mieko Kawakami

breasts and eggs

Breasts and Eggs

By Mieko Kawakami

cathedral, a literary fiction book to gift by ben hopkins

Cathedral

By Ben Hopkins

fresh water for flowers, a literary fiction novel to gift

Fresh Water for Flowers

By Valérie Perrin

shadowplay, a literary fiction novel to gift

Shadowplay

By Joseph O'Connor

nives, a literary fiction novel to gift

Nives

By Sacha Naspini