Alexandra Marshall


Short fiction

Adopting Sarajevo

"Adopting Sarajevo"

A Ploughshares Solo, October 2015

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Articles, essays, and criticism

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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The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide

Arrowsmith Press will be publishing Alexandra's new memoir, The Silence of Your Name: The Afterlife of a Suicide, which includes two pieces excerpted here, "The Afterlife of a Suicide" (originally published in The American Scholar, winter 2021), and "The Ultimate Alchemy," (originally published in Ploughshares, winter 2020/2021).

Publication is scheduled for Fall 2021.


"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" Song

Tinted Windows

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.