I’m thirty-four and live in Austin, Texas, with my husband Lucas. I graduated from the Michener Center for Writers in 2013 with an MFA in fiction and screenwriting and I have a Bachelor’s of Science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. I've received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. My memoir-in-progress, Leg, was named an honorable mention for Audible Inc. and the Center for Fiction's 2017 Christopher Doheny Award.
Before moving to Texas for graduate school, I was the arts and entertainment editor for The Park Record in Park City, Utah, where I covered the Sundance Film Festival. My work has appeared on KCPW, Salt Lake City’s NPR affiliate, and in numerous literary journals such as Fourth Genre, Tahoma Review, Sonora Review and the popular website Electric Literature.
“If I Only Had a Leg” is in Best American Essays 2017, edited by Leslie Jamison and Robert Atwan. Three of the other essays from my book have made the Notables list, in 2016 (“Suck Ray Blue”), 2018 (“Lies My Mother Told Me”) and 2019 (“Secksi”).
In its review of Best American, USA TODAY singled out my work for praise, saying, “Greg Marshall’s ‘If I Only Had a Leg’ is a witty and touching meditation on how precarious coming of age is for the misfits among us.” In July of 2018, the essay was cited on the newyorker.com in an article by Matt Weinstock called “The Wizard of Oz,” the Last Munchkin, and the Little People Left Behind.”