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Publishing Voices for the Twenty-First Century

Book array featuring CIVIL SERVICE, ANIMAL JOY, LIFE IS EVERYWHERE, and WE ARE MERMAIDS

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.

Jeff Shotts editing at his desk
Susan Steinberg reading from her novel Machine
Fugitive Atlas by Khaled Mattawa

In reflecting and refracting the fantasies and absurdities, dark secrets and blatant cruelties by which American racism invents and maintains itself, Youn counters our brutal imagination with flammable, superior dreams.

Joyelle McSweeney in the NYTBR, on FROM FROM, Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

NEW FROM GRAYWOLF

Career-spanning collection from NBCC Award winner
Maggie Nelson
Shortlisted for the 2024 International Booker Prize
Selva Almada
New poetry collection from Pulitzer Prize winner
Diane Seuss
New novel from International Booker Prize winner
Lucas Rijneveld, Michele Hutchison
Now the major motion picture American Fiction
Percival Everett
Finalist for the 2023 National Book Award for Poetry
Monica Youn
Finalist for the 2023 NBCC Book in Translation Prize
Dorothy Tse, Natascha Bruce
One of NYTBR's 22 Funniest Novels Since Catch-22
Percival Everett
Finalist for the 2023 NBCC Award for Poetry
Saskia Hamilton
Finalist for the 2024 Lammy Award for Bisexual Poetry
Mary Jo Bang
Finalist for the 2023 Republic of Consciousness Prize
Mandy-Suzanne Wong
A celebration of Graywolf Press's fiftieth anniversary
Finalist for the 2023 LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award
Shannon Sanders
Finalist for the 2023 Dylan Thomas Prize
Sheena Patel
Winner of the 2024 GLCA New Writers Award
Roger Reeves
New anthology with star-studded contributor list
J. Robert Lennon, Carmen Machado

In the News

GW 50 anniversary
GRAYWOLF PRESS CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS OF PUBLISHING
Graywolf Press is proud to announce a series of anniversary events throughout 2024, taking place in New York City, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tucson. Read full story »
banner image of Kiprop Kimutai
KIPROP KIMUTAI WINS THE GRAYWOLF PRESS AFRICAN FICTION PRIZE FOR THE FREEDOM OF BIRDS
December 11, 2023—Graywolf Press is pleased to announce that Kiprop Kimutai is the third winner of the Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize. Read full story »

Featured Events

May 09
Graywolf Literary Gala: New York
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Sep 19
Graywolf Literary Gala: Minneapolis
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VIP dinner at 5:30 PM
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Oct 23
Graywolf Literary Salon: San Francisco
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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.)


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