Best of the Year



We're pleased to see so many Graywolf books included in the annual "Best of the Year" lists. Because we're proud of these books (and we're not above bragging), here's a round-up of all the mentions thus far.


The New York Times included two of our novels in its list of the Notable Books of 2013: Kathryn Davis's Duplex and Fiona Maazel's Woke Up Lonely.


NPR selected Incarnadine, Belmont, This Close, and Love Is Power, or Something Like That for its list of the Best Books of 2013.


Mary Szybist's National Book Award-winning Incarnadine was also named a best book of the year by Slate, Publishers Weekly, the Oregonian, and Amazon.


Flavorwire's "15 Favorite Novels of 2013" includes Duplex and their list of the Best Short Story Collections of 2013 includes SpectacleThis Close, and Love Is Power, or Something Like That.


In the New YorkerRivka Galchen declared Mary Jo Bang's Inferno one of the best books of the year.


Duplex, Woke Up Lonely, Incarnadine, and Byzantium have been named to the Kansas City Star's Top 100 Books of the year.


Duplex was named a best book of the year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Largehearted Boy included Woke Up Lonely, On Sal Mal Lane, Duplex, Love is Power, or Something Like ThatThe Art of Intimacy, and Spectacle in its best of 2013 roundup.


In the San Francisco Chronicle, Ramona Ausubel said Duplex "stuns," and named it her favorite read of 2013.


Complex Magazine included Susan Steinberg's Spectacle in their Best Books of 2013.


Woke Up Lonely was included in Vice Magazine's list of "Best Book and Non-Books of 2013."


In Guernica, Jonathan Lee picked Kevin Barry's Dark Lies the Island as his favorite book of this year.


In Volume 1 Brooklyn, Tobias Carrol listed Duplex as one of his favorite books of 2013 and Michele Filgate included Spectacle in her list of favorites.


In Book Riot, Woke Up Lonely was named as one of the "Seven Funniest Novels of 2013."


In The Millions "Year in Reading" series, Kelly Link praised Duplex, Sam Lipsyte raved about Dark Lies the Island, and Matt Bell obsessed over Spectacle.


Maris Kreizman, creator of the blog Slaughterhouse 90210, included Spectacle and Duplex in her favorite books of the year.


Library Journal put Dexter L. Booth's Scratching the Ghost in its best poetry of 2013 list.


And last but not least, the Poetry Foundation included Brian Russell's The Year of What Now in its "Top Five Poetry Books of 2013."