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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.

Esme Weijun Wang reading at Easy Bay Booksellers
Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez
Graywolf sales director Casey O'Neil and 2018-2019 Citizen Literary Fellow Ill Nippashi-Hoereth
image of LOVE AND I by Fanny Howe

Love was a law. / Children played and grew. / I too grew old for no reason. / Love stood at a distance.

from "Mysteries" from LOVE AND I by Fanny Howe

New and Noteworthy

Midwest Connections Pick
Benjamin Percy
Rave reviews in NYT, New Yorker, and Boston Globe
Carmen Machado
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky
New collection from NBA finalist
Fanny Howe
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Eliane Brum, Diane Whitty

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 »

Featured Events

Nov 21
Tracy K. Smith appearing as part of the Talking Volumes series
Location: Saint Paul, MN view map
Nov 24
Emily Skaja and Sally Wen Mao appearing as part of the Miami Book Fair
Location: Miami, FL view map
Feb 07
Ander Monson appearing at POWERHOUSE Arena
Location: Brooklyn, NY 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