Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Jamel Brinkley reading from A Lucky Man

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.

Danez Smith taking a selfie with Fiona McCrae
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
Milkman rusted

From the opening page her words pull us into the daily violence of her world—threats of murder, people killed by state hit squads—while responding to the everyday realities of her life as a young woman.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, chair of Man Booker Prize judging panel

New and Noteworthy

Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Anna Burns
Finalist for the Man Booker Prize
Daisy Johnson
Finalist for the National Book Award
Jamel Brinkley
Finalist for the National Book Award
Jenny Xie
New NEA Big Read Selection
Stephanie Burt
Winner of the Forward Prize
Danez Smith
#1 IndieNext Pick for November
Alyson Hagy
10th Anniversary Edition
Eula Biss

In the News

Tony Hoagland Author Photo
Tony Hoagland (1953–2018)
Graywolf Press mourns the death of poet Tony Hoagland, and we celebrate his life and work. Read full story »

Featured Events

Nov 26
Kristen Tracy and Diane Seuss in conversation at Bookbug
Location: Kalamazoo, MI view map
Dec 13
Claudia Rankine appearing at 92nd Street Y
Location: New York, NY view map
Jan 17
Sally Wen Mao reading at powerHouse Arena
Location: Brooklyn, NY view map
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Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking book Citizen: An American Lyric has inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country.

American Journal against red bricks

Graywolf is in the business of books that will last. I’m honored to be one of their authors, and to be published alongside many of the writers who made me want to become a poet in the first place.

Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner