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Publication Day: Karate Chop

From the very first page, all of us at Graywolf were enamored with Danish writer Dorthe Nors’s Karate Chop, stunned and amazed and walloped by her stories as the collection’s title promised we would be.

An Evening for Emerging Writers

A Public Space magazine & Graywolf Press invite emerging writers to an informal discussion about what to expect when you are starting out on the publication journey.

Giveaway: Before I Burn

We published a book called Before I Burn during the midst of the reign of the soul-crushingly cold Polar Vortex. But while the novel’s title evokes images of heat, the book’s story is nothing less than chilling. We're giving away three copies to keep you warm.

A Poem for Graywolf's Fortieth Anniversary, by Albert Goldbarth

In celebration of Graywolf Press's fortieth anniversary, award-winning poet Albert Goldbarth has written a new rhyme in praise of many publishers' familiar logos, culminating with our own "triad of wolves."

William Stafford Centennial

We’re thrilled to be celebrating William Stafford’s Centennial year with this month’s publication of Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems by William Stafford. Here, we present one of Stafford’s most well-known poems & provide a listing of upcoming William Stafford tribute events.

High Fives: Stacie Michelle Williams on Her Five Favorite Books

In our latest installment of High Fives, Stacie Michelle Williams—a longtime bookseller at Boswell Books, who this week starts her new chapter in the New York publishing world—shares five of her favorite books.

Author Diaries: Kevin Barry on Tour

"Many writers find the prospect of public readings, for example, nerve-shredding—I find the prospect calming. Put me in front of a microphone and all anxiety disappears." Kevin Barry, author of Dark Lies the Island, writes about his recent North American book tour.

On Craft: Jeff Shotts on the Art of Rejection

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts meditates on rejection letters and laments he has to become better at writing them. “Someone should offer a rejection-letter writing workshop,” he writes. “This would be my application essay.”

The Year of the Short Story

"I hereby proclaim 2013 was 'The Year of the Short Story.'" Marisa Atkinson, our Publicity and Events Manager, weighs in on the year's abundance of great short story collections.

A Terrifying Christmas Carol

Some people want toys for Christmas. Other people want books. Find out what Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding and Red Moon, wants for Christmas in his version of Eartha Kitt's classic song, "Santa Baby." Happy Holidays from Graywolf Press!


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