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Tomb Song

by Julián Herbert Graywolf Press (March 06, 2018)

An incandescent new voice from Mexico, for readers of Ben Lerner and Rachel Cusk

Sitting at the bedside of his mother as she is dying from leukemia in a hospital in northern Mexico, the narrator of Tomb Song...


Bunk

by Kevin Young Graywolf Press (November 14, 2017)

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

“There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James

Award-winning...


Sometimes I Think About It

by Stephen Elliott Graywolf Press (November 07, 2017)

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

In Sometimes I Think About It, Stephen Elliott gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written...


Her Body and Other Parties

John Leonard Award 2017

by Carmen Maria Machado Graywolf Press (October 03, 2017)

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales,...


Advice from the Lights

by Stephen Burt Graywolf Press (October 03, 2017)

Stephen is sometimes Stephanie and sometimes wonders how his past and her past are their own collective memory

Advice from the Lights is a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity and a series...


Border

by Kapka Kassabova Graywolf Press (September 05, 2017)

“Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free.” —Peter Pomerantsev

In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she...


Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

by Paul Kingsnorth Graywolf Press (August 01, 2017)

A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide”

Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development...


The Art of Death

by Edwidge Danticat Graywolf Press (July 11, 2017)

A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light

Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother...


So Much Blue

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (June 13, 2017)

A new high point for a master novelist, an emotionally charged reckoning with art, marriage, and the past

Kevin Pace is working on a painting that he won’t allow anyone to see: not his children; not his best...


Fen

by Daisy Johnson Graywolf Press (May 02, 2017)

A singular debut that “marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent” (Kevin Barry)

Daisy Johnson’s Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich,...


The Impossible Fairy Tale

by Han Yujoo Graywolf Press (March 07, 2017)

A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”—she is spoiled by her mother and,...


300 Arguments

by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press (February 07, 2017)

A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists

There will come a time when people decide you’ve had enough of your grief, and they’ll try to take it away from you.

Bad...


Thrill Me

by Benjamin Percy Graywolf Press (October 18, 2016)

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands

Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain...


Sleeping on Jupiter

by Anuradha Roy Graywolf Press (September 06, 2016)

Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a novel about violence, love, and religion in modern India

On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, known for its temples, three elderly women meet a young documentary...


The Art of Waiting

by Belle Boggs Graywolf Press (September 06, 2016)

A brilliant exploration of the natural, medical, psychological, and political facets of fertility

When Belle Boggs's "The Art of Waiting" was published in Orion in 2012, it went viral, leading to republication...


So Much for That Winter

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra Graywolf Press (June 21, 2016)

Dorthe Nors follows up her acclaimed story collection Karate Chop with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two very twenty-first-century romances. In "Days," a woman in her late thirties...


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter Graywolf Press (June 07, 2016)

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment...


The Red Parts

by Maggie Nelson Graywolf Press (April 05, 2016)

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case...


The Narrow Door

by Paul Lisicky Graywolf Press (January 19, 2016)

In The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long-term relationships, one with a woman novelist and the other with his ex-husband, a poet. The contours of...


One Out of Two

by Daniel Sada Graywolf Press (November 03, 2015)

"A literary titan of his time, one of the most innovative novelists in contemporary Latin American letters." -The Washington Post

The most distinctive thing about the Gamal sisters is that they are, essentially,...


Rails Under My Back

by Jeffery Renard Allen Graywolf Press (October 20, 2015)

"Will put Allen in the company of writers such as James Joyce, August Wilson, and Ralph Ellison." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

When it was first published fifteen years ago, Jeffery Renard Allen's debut novel,...


Changing the Subject

by Sven Birkerts Graywolf Press (October 06, 2015)

Trenchant, expansive essays on the cultural consequences of ongoing, all-permeating technological innovation

In 1994, Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg Elegies, his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming...


Half an Inch of Water

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (September 15, 2015)

A new collection of stories set in the West from "one of the most gifted and versatile of contemporary writers" (NPR)

Percival Everett's long-awaited new collection of stories, his first since 2004's Damned If...


The Wake

by Paul Kingsnorth Graywolf Press (September 01, 2015)

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." —Eimear McBride, New Statesman

In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and...


The Argonauts

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2015

by Maggie Nelson Graywolf Press (May 05, 2015)

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family

Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely...


I Refuse

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (April 07, 2015)

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the...


Ongoingness

by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press (March 03, 2015)

“[Manguso] has written the memoir we didn’t realize we needed.” —The New Yorker

In Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay. In it, she confronts a meticulous...


The Last Two Seconds

by Mary Jo Bang Graywolf Press (March 03, 2015)

The eagerly awaited new poetry collection by Mary Jo Bang, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

We were told that the cloud cover was a blanket

about to settle into the shape of the present

which, if...


The Infernal

by Mark Doten Graywolf Press (February 17, 2015)

A fierce, searing response to the chaos of the war on terror—an utterly original and blackly comic debut

In the early years of the Iraq War, a severely burned boy appears on a remote rock formation in the Akkad...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon Graywolf Press (November 04, 2014)

The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes...


Citizen

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2014, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry 2014

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (October 07, 2014)

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award...


On Immunity

by Eula Biss Graywolf Press (September 30, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A Facebook "Year of Books" Selection

One of the Best Books of the Year

* National Book...


Geek Sublime

by Vikram Chandra Graywolf Press (September 02, 2014)

The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long...


The Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison Graywolf Press (April 01, 2014)

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning...


Damned If I Do

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (February 18, 2014)

Damned If I Do is an exceptional new collection of short stories by Percival Everett, author of the highly praised and wickedly funny novel Erasure

People are just naturally hopeful, a term my grandfather used...


The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld

by Justin Hocking Graywolf Press (February 11, 2014)

Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir

Justin Hocking lands in New York hopeful but adrift—he's jobless, unexpectedly overwhelmed and disoriented...


Karate Chop

by Dorthe Nors & Martin Aitken Graywolf Press (February 04, 2014)

The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . [from] a rising star" (Junot Díaz)

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book...


Incarnadine

National Book Award for Poetry 2013

by Mary Szybist Graywolf Press (December 17, 2013)

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry

* An NPR, Slate, Oregonian, Kansas City Star, Willamette Week, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Amazon's Best Book of the Year in Poetry 2013 *

In...


Dark Lies the Island

by Kevin Barry Graywolf Press (September 24, 2013)

An award-winning collection from the author of City of Bohane, which was hailed by Pete Hamill as "full of marvels" (The New York Times Book Review)

* Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award * Winner...


Duplex

by Kathryn Davis Graywolf Press (September 03, 2013)

* A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year * A San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Hampshire Public Radio, Flavorwire, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy, and...


In Times of Fading Light

by Eugen Ruge & Anthea Bell Graywolf Press (June 11, 2013)

An enthrallingly expansive family saga set against the backdrop of the collapse of East German communism, from a major new international voice

* Over 450,000 copies sold in Germany alone * Rights sold in 20 countries...


Four New Messages

by Joshua Cohen Graywolf Press (August 07, 2012)

A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet

*A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice*

* One of Flavorwire's "50 Books That Define the Past Five...


Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born Graywolf Press (July 03, 2012)

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond's...


Almost Never

by Daniel Sada & Katherine Silver Graywolf Press (April 10, 2012)

"Of my generation I most admire Daniel Sada, whose writing project seems to me the most daring." —Roberto Bolaño

This Rabelaisian tale of lust and longing in the drier precincts of postwar Mexico introduces...


Erasure

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (October 25, 2011)

Percival Everett's Erasure is a blistering satire about race and writing

Thelonious "Monk" Ellison's writing career has bottomed out: his latest manuscript has been rejected by seventeen publishers, which stings...