Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Just Us by Claudia Rankine

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.

Guests at the Graywolf at 45 Literary Party in San Francisco
Tracy K. Smith
Claudia Rankine signing a copy of Citizen for a guest at the Graywolf Literary Gala

A collection of tender, heart-wrenching and defiant poems that explore what it means to love and be loved in an America beset by conflict.

2021 Pulitzer Prize Judges' Statement for POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM by Natalie Diaz

National Book Awards Longlists

Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer
Threa Almontaser
Jakob Guanzon

In the News

Graywolf Literary Salon: Six Voices for Today recording available
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Graywolf Literary Salon: Six Voices for Today on September 23. Click here to view a recording of the event. Read full story »
Patti Smith's Hand on Twilight Zone from Instagram
Patti Smith Loves Nona Fernández's THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!
On Instagram, Patti Smith raves about Nona Fernández's newest novel translated into English and remembers an evening they spent together in Chile. Read full story »

Featured Events

Nov 05
Layli Long Soldier reading from WHEREAS, presented by the Anderson Center's Books in the Barn series
Location: Red Wing, MN view map
Nov 09
VIRTUAL: Lucy Corin reading and in conversation with Niela Orr about THE SWANK HOTEL, presented by Skylight Books
Location: Los Angeles, CA view map
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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.)

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