Books published by Graywolf Press


Graywolf Press | December 4, 2018 | 360 pages
Winner of the Man Booker Prize “Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”—The Guardian In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes... More Info


Graywolf Press | September 4, 2018 | 576 pages
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 Has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of American culture? The... More Info

The Argonauts

Graywolf Press | April 5, 2016 | 160 pages
Professor:  Prof. Dan Irving
Course Codes:  SXST 2101
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 thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and... More Info

The Art of Waiting

Graywolf Press | September 6, 2016 | 224 pages
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 in Harper's Magazine, an interview on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, and a spot at the... More Info

Second Childhood

Graywolf Press | July 8, 2014 | 80 pages
The new poetry collection by Fanny Howe, whose “body of work seems larger, stranger, and more permanent with each new book she publishes” (Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize citation) People want to be poets for reasons that have little to do with language. It’s the life of the poet that they want. Even... More Info


Graywolf Press | October 7, 2014 | 160 pages
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some... More Info

The Empathy Exams

Graywolf Press | April 1, 2014 | 256 pages
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 with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical... More Info

The Convert

Graywolf Press | September 4, 2012 | 272 pages
*A 2011 National Book Award Finalist* A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker What drives a woman raised in a postwar New York City suburb to convert to Islam, abandon her country and Jewish faith, and embrace a life of... More Info

Four New Messages

Graywolf Press | August 7, 2012 | 208 pages
A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet A spectacularly talented young writer has returned from the present with Four New Messages, urgent and visionary dispatches that seek to save art, sex, and even alienation from corporatism and... More Info

Burying the Typewriter

Graywolf Press | July 3, 2012 | 256 pages
Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on her grandparent's farm where food and laughter were plentiful. But eventually her father's... More Info