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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.

Carmen Maria Machado, Max Porter, and Tracy K. Smith
Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
Guests at the Graywolf at 45 Literary Party in San Francisco
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From this bench I like to call my bench, I sit / and watch my tree which is not my tree, no one's / tree, the quiet!

from frank: sonnets by Diane Seuss

New and Noteworthy

Featured on NPR ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
Jakob Guanzon
New GW Edition of Classic Novel
Tsitsi Dangarembga
New Nonfiction from ARGONAUTS Author
Maggie Nelson
Debut Collection from Caine Prize Winner
Nana Nkweti
Mark Wunderlich
Diane Seuss
Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra
First winner of the Graywolf Africa Prize
Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
New collection from Pulitzer winner
Vijay Seshadri
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Natalie Diaz
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
New novel from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists”
Percival Everett
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

Author Photo of William Kittredge
William Kittredge (1932–2020)
Graywolf Press celebrates the life and work of author William Kittredge, who died December 4 in Montana. 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

May 21
Threa Almontaser appearing as part of the PEN World Voices Festival
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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