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Just Us by Claudia Rankine

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Susan Steinberg reading from her novel Machine
Claudia Rankine signing a copy of Citizen for a guest at the Graywolf Literary Gala
Tracy K. Smith
Postcolonial Love Poem Cover

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

New and Noteworthy

Finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Percival Everett
Rave Reviews in NYTBR, PW, and More
Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell
Debut Collection from Caine Prize Winner
Nana Nkweti
New Nonfiction from ARGONAUTS Author
Maggie Nelson
Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Natalie Diaz
New GW Edition of Classic Novel
Tsitsi Dangarembga
Jakob Guanzon
Mark Wunderlich
Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra
First winner of the Graywolf Africa Prize
Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
New collection from Pulitzer winner
Vijay Seshadri
New nonfiction from Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry
Eduardo Corral
Winner of the Int'l Booker Prize
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Michele Hutchison
Danez Smith is our president.
Danez Smith
Debut novel about familial and cultural breakdown in Cuba
Carlos Manuel Alvarez, Frank Wynne
"Sonically brilliant poems that refuse borders. . . "
Roy Guzman
Timely nonfiction about our national divide
Marie Mockett
Winner of the Walt Whitman Award
Leah Green

In the News

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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 »
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Author Claudia Rankine answers your questions about CITIZEN
Claudia Rankine, author of the July pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about CITIZEN. Read full story »

Featured Events

Aug 06
VIRTUAL: Nana Nkweti + Naomi Jackson on WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS, presented by Elliott Bay Book Company
Location: Seattle, WA view map
Aug 26
VIRTUAL: Kaveh Akbar reading and in conversation with Poet Lore editor Emily Holland on PILGRIM BELL, presented by Poet Lore and The Writer's Center
Location: Bethesda, MD view map
Aug 26
Jim Moore reading from PROGNOSIS as part of the Green Roof Poetry Series, presented by the Walker Art Center
Location: Minneapolis, MN 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.)

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women by Wayétu 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