Award Winners

The Grey Album

On the Blackness of Blackness
Kevin Young

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2012

The first work of prose by the brilliant poet Kevin Young, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

A Novel
Max Porter

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2016

“It stunned me, full of beauty, hilarity, and thick black darkness.”—Evie Wyld

The Half-Finished Heaven

The Best Poems of Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer; Chosen and Translated by Robert Bly

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2001

By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Selected and Translated from the Swedish by Robert Bly

Her Body and Other Parties

Stories
Carmen Maria Machado

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2017

A highly anticipated debut by “one of the most ferociously gifted young writers working today” (Michelle Huneven)

How to Escape from a Leper Colony

A Novella and Stories
Tiphanie Yanique

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2010

An enthralling debut collection from a singular Caribbean voice

I Am Not Sidney Poitier

A Novel
Percival Everett

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2009

An irresistible comic novel from master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America  

Incarnadine

Poems
Mary Szybist

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2013
Winner of the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry


Interrogations at Noon

Poems
Dana Gioia

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2001

"[Gioia's] third book of poetry is achingly good . . . Don't take my word for it: Read the book."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Leaving Orbit

Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean

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2015
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

 

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

A Novel
Shehan Karunatilaka

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2012

“A crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally unreliable narrator runs alongside the reader insisting him or her into the great fictional possibilities of cricket.”—Michael Ondaatje

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