Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace. We believe works of literature nourish the reader’s spirit and enrich the broader culture, and that they must be supported by attentive editing, compelling design, and creative promotion.


Each year Graywolf publishes a diverse range of emerging and established authors from across the United States and abroad. Graywolf works diligently to make its books and authors available to readers everywhere. Literature is an accessible art form that allows for the kind of enduring, inclusive, and inexpensive exchange of ideas and emotions that fosters lasting empathy across the divides of geography, culture, and time.


Graywolf’s success ensuring that compelling literary voices have a strong outlet for their work is singular during an era in which 80 percent of US books are produced by five commercial publishers whose need to earn a profit hampers their commitment to the arts.


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Graywolf Press is very proud of our award winning books and authors. We invite you to learn more about Graywolf's history, Graywolf's present, and its future by spending time on our website. Thank you for supporting independent literature!