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Maggie Nelson reading from The Argonauts at the Graywolf Literary Gala

Graywolf Press is a nonprofit publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literature whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today.

Supporters celebrating Graywolf at 45 in Portland
Claudia Rankine signing a copy of Citizen for a guest at the Graywolf Literary Gala
Carmen Maria Machado, Max Porter, and Tracy K. Smith
Picture of I WILL DESTROY YOU by Nick Flynn

Come down, I chant, each word opens / the sky, the clouds need to be warned—once // she was hand & now she is wing, once she was dirt & / now she is air, she was food & now she is bird, was // lifted & now just gone.

"Sky Burial," from I WILL DESTROY YOU by Nick Flynn

New and Noteworthy

Danez Smith is our president.
Danez Smith
First new fiction in a decade from a master of the form
Ander Monson
Essays on the subterranean worlds of American life
Ander Monson
Second novel from Booker-winner soon avail. in US
Anna Burns
“You are really really going to love these chickens”
Deb Unferth
New collection from NBA finalist
Fanny Howe
Rave reviews in NYT, New Yorker, and Boston Globe
Carmen Machado
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer

In the News

Photo of previous nonfiction prize-winning books
Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Now Open for Submissions
The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, which has launched such acclaimed writers as Eula Biss, Leslie Jamison, and Esme Weijun Wang, is open for submissions through January 31, 2020. Read full story »
Photo of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke
Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (1939–2020)
Today Graywolf celebrates the life and work of the author of THE SCATTERED PAPERS OF PENELOPE. Read full story »

Featured Events

Feb 06
FutureLit: A Conversation & Celebration with Danez Smith, Donika Kelly, and Malcolm Tariq
Location: Brooklyn, NY view map
Feb 07
Ander Monson appearing at POWERHOUSE Arena
Location: Brooklyn, NY view map
Mar 24
Paul Lisicky reading at Newtonville Books
More Events

Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking Citizen: An American Lyric and other books have inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country. (Photo credit: DP Jolly.)

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

Graywolf gave my story a chance when few others would. It's an honor and a privilege to join the roster of this world-class press, committed to disrupting the canon by taking wild, unpopular, beautiful chances.

Wayétu Moore