Fiona McCrae has been publisher of Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press since 1994, following 11 years with the British publishers Faber and Faber, of which the last three were spent in Faber’s office in Boston. While in the Boston area, McCrae taught publishing courses at Harvard University and Emerson College. During her tenure at Graywolf, the Press has expanded its lists of poetry, literary nonfiction and criticism, fiction, and works in translation. Recent authors who have enjoyed notable successes include Jeffery Renard Allen, Eula Biss, Leslie Jamison, Per Petterson, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri, and Tracy K. Smith. In 2014, Graywolf celebrated its fortieth anniversary and concluded a $2 million fundraising campaign, and McCrae was awarded a Golden Colophon award for leadership from CLMP. Graywolf won the AWP Best Small Press of the Year Award in 2015. McCrae has served on the boards of Books for Africa and CLMP, and is currently on the board of Fence.
Spring 2017 Course: Publishing Against the Tide