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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 author Wayetu Moore and FSG sales director Spenser Lee at the Graywolf Literary Soiree
Tracy K. Smith
Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
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

Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Anna Burns
New paperback edition of a modern classic
Per Petterson, Anne Born
November memoir from NBA finalist
Carmen Machado
National Book Award finalist now in paperback
Jamel Brinkley
Jess Row
Selva Almada, Chris Andrews
Indie Next pick from award-winning novelist
Max Porter
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

In the News

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

Jul 19
Emily Skaja and Erika L.Sánchez appearing at 57th Street Books
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Sep 12
Susan Steinberg and Sarah Manguso reading at Skylight Books
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Sep 19
Wayétu Moore and Edwidge Danticat appearing at The Free Library of Philadelphia
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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