We publish essential, politically-engaged books about the ongoing human journey

Map of Hope and Sorrow
Helen Benedict & Eyad Awwadawnan

Helen Benedict, award-winning British-American professor of journalism at Columbia University, teams up with Syrian writer and refugee, Eyad Awwadawnan, to present the stories of five refugees who have endured long and dangerous journeys from the Middle East and Africa to Greece.

Voice of the Fish
Lars Horn

Lars Horn’s Voice of the Fish, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, is a kaleidoscopic, hallucinatory memoir that explores the trans experience through meditations upon aquatic life and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating injury that left Horn temporarily unable to speak, read and write.

Strong Female Character
Hanna Flint

Hanna Flint speaks from the heart in Strong Female Character, a personal and incisive reflection on how cinema has been the key to understanding herself and the world we live in.

Between Starshine and Clay
Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Foreword by Bernardine Evaristo

Award-winning author and cultural critic Sarah Ladipo Manyika takes us on a remarkable journey across contemporary cultural and political landscapes as she speaks with some of the most distinguished Black thinkers of our times, including Nobel Laureates Toni Morrison and Wole Soyinka, and civic leaders first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Cory Booker.

Living Together
Mim Skinner

From the author of Jailbirds and one of Elle’s ’50 Game Changers’ (2019) comes a timely exploration of different forms of living together.

Natasha Burge

A strikingly original memoir of autism and transcultural identity, Drifts takes us through the souks, sands and cities of the Arabian Gulf, where the author is a native-born foreigner, to discover a new mapping of the self and a celebration of what it means to be different.

Wild Geese
Soula Emmanuel

Wild Geese by debut novelist Soula Emmanuel tells the story of Phoebe Forde, an Irish trans woman living in Scandinavia. Overeducated and underpaid, Phoebe is finally settling into her new life when she unexpectedly reconnects with her first (and only) girlfriend, igniting memories she thought she’d left behind.

All Else Failed
Dana Sachs

All Else Failed brings readers into the lives of people who had the terrible luck to lose their livelihoods, their homes, and their homeland, and it shows, from the inside, those who volunteered to help them.

Twelve Feminist Lessons of War
Cynthia Enloe

Twelve Feminist Lessons of War draws on first-hand experiences of war from women in countries as diverse as Ukraine, Myanmar, Somalia, Vietnam, Rwanda, Algeria, Syria and Northern Ireland. It shows how women’s wars are not men’s wars, and how women’s rights activists – against all odds – remain active in the midst of armed violence.

Necessary Elsewheres
C. C. O’Hanlon

A unique, exhilarating exploration of islands: what they are, what they mean, and what they do, by a sailor who has never quite felt like he belonged on land.