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.

Graywolf 45th anniversary cake
Tracy K. Smith
Supporters celebrating Graywolf at 45 in Portland

New and Noteworthy

New novel from prize-winning author
Max Porter
Rave reviews in NYT & Washington Post
Ilya Kaminsky
New York Times Best Seller
Esmé Wang
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Anna Burns
New work from the author of CITIZEN
Claudia Rankine
Rave review in the New Yorker
Sally Mao
Reviewed by the Washington Post and The Nation
Mark Doten
10th Anniversary Edition
Eula Biss
New NEA Big Read Selection
Stephanie Burt
Winner of the Forward Prize
Danez Smith

In the News

Courtney Sender Photo
Winner of the SLS Graywolf First Chapter Prize
Courtney Sender is the winner of the 2019 SLS Graywolf First Chapter Prize for “No Civil Way,” which you can read here. Read full story »
Graywolf Acquires Just Us By Claudia Rankine
Graywolf Press is proud to announce the acquisition of a new book by MacArthur Genius and Citizen author Claudia Rankine: Just Us: An American Conversation. This is a historic acquisition in more ways… Read full story »

Featured Events

Jun 18
Jamel Brinkley reading at Prairie Lights
Location: Iowa City, IA view map
Sep 26
Graywolf at 45: Minneapolis Literary Gala
Date: Seated program begins at 7:30pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN view map
Oct 29
Graywolf at 45: Poetry reading co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation
Date: Reception to follow
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.

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