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Mary Szybist speaking at a party to celebrate Graywolf's 45th anniversary in Portland

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.

Jamel Brinkley, Steve Woodward, Jenny Xie, and Jeff Shotts at the 2018 National Book Awards
Sally Wen Mao and Jenny Xie at the Cullman Center
Stack of all books published by Graywolf in 2018
Graywolf Press Celebrates 45 Years

New and Noteworthy

New work from the author of CITIZEN
Claudia Rankine
Rave reviews in NYT & Washington Post
Ilya Kaminsky
New York Times Best Seller
Esmé Wang
Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Anna Burns
New novel from prize-winning author
Max Porter
Rave review in the New Yorker
Sally Mao
Reviewed by the Washington Post and The Nation
Mark Doten
10th Anniversary Edition
Eula Biss
New NEA Big Read Selection
Stephanie Burt
Winner of the Forward Prize
Danez Smith

In the News

Graywolf Acquires Just Us By Claudia Rankine
Graywolf Press is proud to announce the acquisition of a new book by MacArthur Genius and Citizen author Claudia Rankine: Just Us: An American Conversation. This is a historic acquisition in more ways… Read full story »

Featured Events

May 06
Graywolf at 45: Poetry reading co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America
Date: Reception to follow
Location: New York, NY view map
May 15
Graywolf at 45: New York Literary Soiree
Date: Cocktail reception until 8:00pm
Location: New York, NY view map
May 17
Esmé Weijun Wang and Eula Biss reading at Women and Children First
Location: Chicago, IL view map
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Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking book Citizen: An American Lyric has inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country.

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