Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before coming to call first Los Angeles, then London her adopted homes. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She has been honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Finalist for the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, among numerous screenwriting honours.
In 2006 Kelleigh was the recipient of the Abroad Writers’ Conference Fellowship in Provence, where the germ of an idea for a book about Truman Capote’s betrayal of his Swans was born; a decade of research and gestation later, Swan Song is her first novel. She developed the collective voice of the narrative over the six-month UEA-Guardian Masterclass, led by novelist James Scudamore.
Swan Song was published by Penguin Random House/Hutchinson in July 2018 and has since won many accolades including winning the 2015 Bridport Prize and being named one of The Times' Books of the Year 2018. It was longlisted for the Women's Prize in April 2019 and the rights to Swan Song have been sold for television to Balloon Entertainment (Skins, Clique), with Kelleigh adapting the novel as a limited series
Kelleigh is married to English actor and writer Dominic Jephcott.