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Jamel Brinkley reading from A Lucky Man

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Milkman by Anna Burns
Jamel Brinkley, Steve Woodward, Jenny Xie, and Jeff Shotts at the 2018 National Book Awards
Tracy K. Smith
Wade in the Water blue bricks crop

The days / Are bright but cold. Our shadow / Spreads like ash across each road. / How much more will we bury / In the earth? How much / In this dark where the earth floats?

from Tracy K. Smith's Wade in the Water

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

Photo of black male authors included in article
Black Male Writers for Our Time | NYT Magazine
Featuring Jeffery Renard Allen, Jamel Brinkley, Danez Smith, and Kevin Young Read full story »

Featured Events

Jan 29
Daisy Johnson and Carmen Maria Machado reading at the Strand
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Feb 01
Daisy Johnson reading at Women and Children First
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Feb 05
Daisy Johnson reading at Black Dog Cafe
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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