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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.

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Catrachos by Roy G. Guzmán
Ilya Kaminsky and Carmen Giménez Smith at 2019 National Book Awards

A virtuosic collection that inventively expands the sonnet form to confront the messy contradictions of contemporary America, including the beauty and the difficulty of working-class life in the Rust Belt.

Citation for FRANK:SONNETS, Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry


Winner of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize
Lars Horn
New Nonfiction from Lawrence Jackson
Lawrence Jackson
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Mai Der Vang
Brilliant, multifaceted new collection from Jeffrey Yang
Jeffrey Yang
Jacinda Townsend
New Novel from International Bestselling Author
Per Petterson, Ingvild Burkey
New Collection from NBA Finalist
Solmaz Sharif
A Profound Encounter with the Hyperreality of Our Time
Tom Sleigh
Stunning New Novel Translated from the Catalan
Irene Sola, Mara Faye Lethem
Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer
Per Petterson, Don Bartlett
Threa Almontaser
Jakob Guanzon

In the News

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Fiona McCrae's Retirement in the Star Tribune—Literary giant moves on from Minnesota's Graywolf Press
Fiona McCrae brought Graywolf Press from a small regional publisher to a worldwide literary powerhouse. Read full story »
Graywolf African Fiction Prize Announcement of No Award
After careful consideration in coordination with prize judge A. Igoni Barrett, we have decided not to award the African Fiction Prize this year. Read full story »

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