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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.

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Tracy K. Smith
Carmen Machado and Saidiya Hartman in NY

A work of startling emotional depth and intellectual rigor, Noor Naga's If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English probes the ethics of identity, desire, privilege, and storytelling. 

Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist Statement

Recent Awards Recognition

2022 National Book Award Shortlist for Poetry
Jenny Xie
Winner 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Diane Seuss
Shortlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Noor Naga
Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize
Percival Everett
Winner of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize
Lars Horn
New Nonfiction from Lawrence Jackson
Lawrence Jackson
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Mai Der Vang
Jacinda Townsend
New Novel from International Bestselling Author
Per Petterson, Ingvild Burkey
New Collection from NBA Finalist
Solmaz Sharif
Stunning New Novel Translated from the Catalan
Irene Sola, Mara Faye Lethem
Per Petterson, Don Bartlett
Poetry
Threa Almontaser
Fiction
Jakob Guanzon

In the News

Graywolf Literary Salon: On Writerly Obsession
Missed our 2022 Graywolf Literary Salon: On Writerly Obsession? You can view a recording of the event. Hear four writers as they read from their new works and consider how obsession is a foundational propellant for writing great books.… Read full story »
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JUNG HAE CHAE WINS THE GRAYWOLF PRESS NONFICTION PRIZE
Pojangmacha People by Jung Hae Chae was selected from a submission pool of 750 and a shortlist of 8 manuscripts by the Graywolf editors. 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.)


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Wayétu Moore