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Book array featuring CIVIL SERVICE, ANIMAL JOY, LIFE IS EVERYWHERE, and WE ARE MERMAIDS

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 Literary Gala
Carmen Maria Machado, Max Porter, and Tracy K. Smith
Carmen Machado and Saidiya Hartman in NY

In reflecting and refracting the fantasies and absurdities, dark secrets and blatant cruelties by which American racism invents and maintains itself, Youn counters our brutal imagination with flammable, superior dreams.

Joyelle McSweeney in the NYTBR, on FROM FROM, Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

NEW FROM GRAYWOLF

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY
Monica Youn
New Nonfiction from National Book Award Finalist
Roger Reeves
New Anthology with Star-Studded Contributor List
J. Robert Lennon, Carmen Machado
Finalist for the 2023 Dylan Thomas Prize
Sheena Patel
Mandy-Suzanne Wong

In the News

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KIPROP KIMUTAI WINS THE GRAYWOLF PRESS AFRICAN FICTION PRIZE FOR THE FREEDOM OF BIRDS
December 11, 2023—Graywolf Press is pleased to announce that Kiprop Kimutai is the third winner of the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize. Read full story »
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ANNOUNCING GRAYWOLF LAB
November 2, 2023—On the cusp of our 50th anniversary year (2024), Graywolf Press is delighted to announce a new media initiative: Graywolf Lab 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