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Maggie Nelson reading from The Argonauts at the Graywolf Literary Gala

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.

Carmen Maria Machado, Max Porter, and Tracy K. Smith
Lanny by Max Porter
Graywolf 45th anniversary cake
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do you remember / the different world / you wanted for your children / glowing like a nominally capitalist eden

from the title poem of Be Recorder by Carmen Giménez Smith

The 2019 National Book Awards

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Eliane Brum, Diane Whitty
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer

In the News

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IN THE DREAM HOUSE named the #1 Indie Next Pick for November
Independent booksellers across the country have chosen Carmen Maria Machado's memoir as the number one new release in November. Read full story »
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Alexandrian writer wins second Graywolf Press Africa Prize for the novel AMERICAN GIRL AND BOY FROM SHOBRAKHEIT Read full story »

Featured Events

Oct 29
Graywolf at 45: Poetry reading co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation
Date: Reception to follow
Location: Chicago, IL view map
Nov 14
Carmen Maria Machado appearing at 92nd Street Y
Location: New York, NY view map
Nov 15
Carmen Gimenez Smith and Stephanie Burt appearing at Brookline Booksmith
Location: Brookline, MA view map
More Events

Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking Citizen: An American Lyric and other books have inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country. (Photo credit: DP Jolly.)

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