Graywolf Press

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Graywolf Press
Graywolf Press Logo.png
Founded1974
FoundersScott Walker and Kathleen Foster
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationMinneapolis, Minnesota[1]
DistributionFarrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) (US)
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)[2]
Official websitewww.graywolfpress.org

Graywolf Press is an independent, non-profit publisher located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Graywolf Press publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.[1]

Graywolf Press collaborates with organizations such as the College of Saint Benedict, the Mellon Foundation, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.[1]

Graywolf Press currently publishes about 27 books a year, including the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize winner, the recipient of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award, and several translations supported by the Lannan Foundation.[3]

History[edit]

Graywolf Press was founded by Scott Walker and Kathleen Foster in 1974, in a space provided by Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, Washington. The press was named for the nearby Graywolf Ridge and Graywolf River, and for the canid. The press had early successes publishing poetry heavyweights like Denis Johnson and Tess Gallagher.[4] In 1984, Graywolf Press was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1985 with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. Fiona McCrae, formerly of Faber and Faber, became the director of Graywolf Press in 1994, following the departure of Scott Walker.[1] In 2009, Graywolf Press moved its publishing operations to the historic Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Books and authors[edit]

The Graywolf publication list includes novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, and poetry by writers such as Eula Biss, Elizabeth Alexander, Kevin Barry, Charles Baxter, Sven Birkerts, Ron Carlson, Maile Chapman, Percival Everett, James Franco, Dana Gioia, Albert Goldbarth, Linda Gregg, Eamon Grennan, Matthea Harvey, Tony Hoagland, Jane Kenyon, William Kittredge, J. Robert Lennon, Ander Monson, Per Petterson, Benjamin Percy, Carl Phillips, Catie Rosemurgy, Tracy K. Smith, A. Igoni Barrett, William Stafford, David Treuer, Brenda Ueland, and Binyavanga Wainaina.[5]

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize[edit]

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, founded in 2005, "seeks to acknowledge – and honor – the great traditions of literary nonfiction” by publishing “the boldest and most innovative books from emerging nonfiction writers" (Robert Polito). Submissions of finished books to the Nonfiction Prize are welcomed from previously unpublished U.S. authors. The winner is announced in April of each year.[6]

List of winners

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History". graywolfpress.org. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Publishers Representatives | Publishers Distributors". Turnaround Publisher Services. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Graywolf Press > Submission Guidelines". Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  4. ^ "CityPages (Minneapolis, MN) > News: Graywolf Press is lone wolf in book publishing > By Ben Westhoff > October 28, 2008". Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  5. ^ "Graywolf Press > View All Books".
  6. ^ "Crimson Feet Magazine, March 3, 2005 > Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Submission Guidelines".

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