Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Carmen Maria Machado, Max Porter, and Tracy K. Smith

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.

Stack of all books published by Graywolf in 2018
Max Porter speaking at the Graywolf Literary Soiree in May 2019
Poet Susan Stewart and National Council member Ed Cohen speaking at the Graywolf Literary Soiree
The Wind That Lays Waste blue mural

The smell that was all those smells was the smell of the coming storm. Even though the sky was still perfectly cloudless and clear, as blue as the sky in a postcard.

from THE WIND THAT LAYS WASTE by Selva Almada, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews

New and Noteworthy

Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize
Max Porter
New nonfiction on whiteness in American fiction
Jess Row
Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize
Anna Burns
November memoir from NBA finalist
Carmen Machado
New paperback edition of a modern classic
Per Petterson, Anne Born
National Book Award finalist now in paperback
Jamel Brinkley
Selva Almada, Chris Andrews
New work from the author of CITIZEN
Claudia Rankine
Rave reviews in NYT & Washington Post
Ilya Kaminsky
New York Times Best Seller
Esmé Wang
Rave review in the New Yorker
Sally Mao
Reviewed by the Washington Post and The Nation
Mark Doten
10th Anniversary Edition
Eula Biss
Winner of the Forward Prize
Danez Smith

Featured Events

Aug 26
Jess Row appearing at New York Public Library
Location: New York, NY view map
Sep 16
Graywolf at 45: Poetry reading co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library
Date: Single tickets ($15) go on sale July 29
Location: Washington, DC view map
Sep 26
Graywolf at 45: Minneapolis Literary Gala
Date: Seated program begins at 7:30pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN 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.

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