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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.

Alyson Hagy holding her book Scribe
Graywolf staffer Yana Makuwa binding a manuscript
Jamel Brinkley, Steve Woodward, Jenny Xie, and Jeff Shotts at the 2018 National Book Awards
Wade in the Water blue bricks crop

The days / Are bright but cold. Our shadow / Spreads like ash across each road. / How much more will we bury / In the earth? How much / In this dark where the earth floats?

from Tracy K. Smith's Wade in the Water

2018 Prize Winners and Finalists

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

In the News

Photo of black male authors included in article
Black Male Writers for Our Time | NYT Magazine
Featuring Jeffery Renard Allen, Jamel Brinkley, Danez Smith, and Kevin Young Read full story »

Featured Events

Jan 15
Sally Wen Mao and Jenny Xie reading at the New York Public Library
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Jan 29
Daisy Johnson and Carmen Maria Machado reading at the Strand
Location: New York, NY view map
Feb 01
Daisy Johnson reading at Women and Children First
Location: Chicago, IL 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