Alexandra Marshall



The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide

The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide

Arrowsmith Press has published Alexandra's most recent book, the memoir The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide, which includes three pieces excerpted here, "The Afterlife of a Suicide" (originally published in The American Scholar, winter 2021), "The Ultimate Alchemy," (originally published in Ploughshares, winter 2020/2021), and "How Philip Roth Taught Me to Write—And Heal" (originally published in LitHub, November 2021).

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"How Philip Roth Taught Me To Write — And Heal"

LitHub, November 2021

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The American Scholar

"The Afterlife of a Suicide"

The American Scholar, Winter Issue

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"The Ultimate Alchemy"

Ploughshares, Winter 20/21

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Short fiction

Adopting Sarajevo

"Adopting Sarajevo"

A Ploughshares Solo, October 2015

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"But I Ruined My Life For You!"

Read an excerpt from the opening chapter of Alexandra Marshall's new novel, "But I Ruined My Life For You!".

Tinted Windows

"Tinted Windows" Song

A song from Tinted Windows, a novel By Alexandra Marshall.

Vocal and piano by Faith Soloway. Lyrics by Alexandra Marshall, Dan Hunter, and Faith Soloway. Music by Dan Hunter and Faith Soloway. Musical arrangement by Faith Soloway. Produced and mixed by Tom Dube.