Small wolf figurine at the Graywolf office

Board and Staff

Graywolf Press is led by Director and Publisher Fiona McCrae.

Our Board of Directors has between twenty and twenty-five members and provides fiduciary oversight of Graywolf’s operations. We have awarded Board Emeritus status to former board members who have made a significant impact in the history of the press.

The National Council is an informed advisory group of donors and friends across the country who support Graywolf’s efforts on a local basis, especially in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, New York, Portland (Oregon), the Twin Cities, and Washington, DC.

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Marisa Atkinson, Director of Marketing and Engagement, oversees the marketing and publicity department and the campaigns for our books, and is responsible for event programming strategy.

Jasmine Carlson, Development and Administrative Assistant, acts as receptionist and assists with fundraising initiatives like the Galley Club.

Mattan Comay, Marketing and Publicity Assistant, supports the marketing and publicity department by assisting with event logistics, managing marketing data, and maintaining publicity files.

Katie Dublinski, Associate Publisher, oversees book production and art direction, handles subsidiary rights, and occasionally acquires fiction and nonfiction titles.

Rachel Fulkerson, Development Consultant, provides guidance on fundraising initiatives and events.

Karen Gu, Publicity Associate, serves as publicist for select titles each season and manages the Graywolf Instagram feed.

Leslie Johnson, Managing Director, oversees finance, HR, and technology, and works with the Board of Directors.

Yana Makuwa, Editorial Assistant, supports Fiona McCrae, Ethan Nosowsky, and Steve Woodward, manages Graywolf’s in-house inventory, and administers Graywolf’s internship program.

Pat Marjoram, Accountant, processes Graywolf’s monthly financial statements.



Fiona McCrae, Director and Publisher, serves as Graywolf’s executive director. She oversees all departments and works closely with our Board of Directors. She also acquires fiction and nonfiction, and represents Graywolf nationally and internationally at conferences and events.

Ill Nippashi-Hoereth, Citizen Literary Fellow, assists with both editorial and marketing initiatives during a ten-month fellowship.

Caroline Nitz, Senior Publicity Manager, coordinates media coverage for Graywolf, our staff, and our authors; she also manages Graywolf’s newsletter and our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Director, is responsible for shaping Graywolf’s prose lists; he acquires fiction and nonfiction titles.

Casey O’Neil, Sales Director, works with our distributor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), our sales representatives, and booksellers around the country to ensure Graywolf books are well represented in the marketplace.

Josh Ostergaard, Development Officer, stewards Graywolf’s major donors, including members of our National Council, and manages fundraising events.

Susannah Sharpless, Editorial Assistant, supports Katie Dublinski and Jeff Shotts, manages reprints, and produces royalty statements.

Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor, is responsible for Graywolf’s poetry list; he also acquires literary nonfiction and criticism titles.

Steve Woodward, Editor, works closely with Fiona McCrae and edits fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. He also coordinates the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and the Graywolf Press Africa Prize.

Graywolf staff at an internal publishing meeting

There hasn't been a single moment in my nearly five years with Graywolf when I haven't been treated with absolute respect, by people who are clearly superb at their jobs.

J. Robert Lennon

Board of Directors

Carol Bemis (chair), Trish F. Anderson, Karin Birkeland, Kathleen Boe, Milo Cumaranatunge, Rick Dow, Mary Ebert, Mark Jensen, Tom Joyce, Michelle Keeley, Chris Kirwan, Jill Koosmann, Jim McCarthy, Maura Rainey McCormack, Zachary McMillan, Cathy Polasky, Mary Polta, Paula Roe, Gail See, James B. Short, Roderic Southall, Debra Stone, Judy Titcomb

Board Emeritus

Marilynn Alcott, Betsy Atwater, Ann Bitter, Page Knudsen Cowles, Sally Dixon, Colin Hamilton, Diane Herman, Ed McConaghay, Katherine Murphy, Mary Polta, Bruno Quinson, Gail See, Kay Sexton, Margaret Telfer, Melinda Ward, John Wheelihan, Margaret Wurtele

National Council

Maura Rainey McCormack (chair), Catherine Allan, Susan Anderson, Betsy Atwater, Marion Brown, Edwin Cohen, Page Knudsen Cowles, Ellen Flamm, Vicki Ford, Lee Freeman, Paul Griffiths, John Michael Hemsley, James Hoecker, Barbara Holmes, Georgia Murphy Johnson, Sheela Lampietti, Shawn Liu, Chris LaVictoire Mahai, Kevin Martin, Elise Paschen, Bruno Quinson, Susan Ritz, Marita Rivero, Eunice Salton, Salvatore Scibona, Sushma Sheth, Stephanie Stebich, Kathryn B. Swintek, Kate Tabner, Margaret Telfer, Nancy Temple, Diane Thormodsgard, Joanne Von Blon, Kristin Walrod, Tappan Wilder, Catherine Wyler