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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.

Sally Wen Mao and Jenny Xie at the Cullman Center
Danez Smith taking a selfie with Fiona McCrae
Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
Trump Sky Alpha green brick crop

The internet's freedom was illusory, and if drastic action wasn't taken, the internet would lead us into a situation of mass control, if not, indeed, the end of the world.

from Mark Doten's Trump Sky Alpha

New and Noteworthy

Reviewed in the New York Review of Books
Jeffrey Yang
Rave review in the New Yorker
Sally Mao
New work from Claudia Rankine coming in March
Claudia Rankine
New Graywolf nonfiction prize-winner coming in Feb
Esmé Wang
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

Carmen Maria Machado author photo
IN THE DREAM HOUSE Scheduled for Fall 2019
New memoir from Carmen Maria Machado announced for publication in October 2019.  Read full story »

Featured Events

Mar 01
Layli Long Soldier and Claudia Rankine in conversation as part of the PEN Out Loud Series at The New School
Location: New York, NY view map
Mar 08
Claudia Rankine reading at the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Location: Washington, DC view map
Mar 18
Sally Wen Mao reading at Moon Palace Books
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