McSweeney’s editor returns to Graywolf Press

Ethan Nosowsky will rejoin Graywolf Press in the new position of editorial director.

Nosowsky served as Graywolf’s editor-at-large from 2007-2011, during which time he oversaw some notable literary acquisitions, including “Otherwise Known As the Human Condition” by Geoff Dyer (the book went on to win the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism).

Nosowsky has only been at McSweeney’s for a year and a half but, according to Publishers’ Weekly he was “made an offer he couldn’t refuse” by Graywolf publisher Fiona McCrae.

Nosowsky begins his new job as editorial director April 15, but he will be doing so from his home in San Francisco; McCrae splits her time between St. Paul and Graywolf’s satellite office in New York.

The hire comes amid other news of internal promotions, including senior editor Jeffrey Shotts’ promotion to the position of executive editor.