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Maggie Nelson reading from The Argonauts at the Graywolf Literary Gala

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Claudia Rankine signing a copy of Citizen for a guest at the Graywolf Literary Gala
The Colonel's Wife by Rosa Liksom
Guests at the Graywolf Literary Gala
Cover of Barn 8

But here was this enterprising (imprudent?) hen, Bwaauk as she was known to herself. . . . How had Bwaauk gotten herself into this predicament?

from BARN 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

New and Noteworthy

Timely nonfiction about our national divide
Marie Mockett
New book from Claudia Rankine coming in Sept
Claudia Rankine
An Anthem of Desire Against Erasure
Natalie Diaz
Portrait of community, identity, and sexuality
Paul Lisicky
Second novel from Booker-winner out now in US
Anna Burns
“You are really really going to love these chickens”
Deb Unferth
Forthcoming memoir from acclaimed novelist
Wayétu Moore
Danez Smith is our president.
Danez Smith
Essays on the subterranean worlds of American life
Ander Monson
Rave reviews in NYT, New Yorker, and Boston Globe
Carmen Machado
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky
Longlisted for the NBA for Translated Literature
Nona Fernandez, Natasha Wimmer

Featured Events

May 07
Natalie Diaz appearing as part of Seattle Arts & Lectures
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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.)

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