Kipp Wessel

Location Minnesota
Occupation Writer

About Me

My debut novel, FIRST, YOU SWALLOW THE MOON, published by radialGRAIN, is available in hardcover March 15, 2016.

I am a devoted writer, husband, father of rescued mammals, and resident troublemaker. I earned a Fiction Fellowship and my MFA from The University of Montana. My short fiction has appeared in a dozen commercial and literary publications. I've taught fiction writing at The University of Montana and The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Why do you write?

Whatever falls from the sky, leaps in front of my car, or unravels at my feet. Every unexpected thing that turns my heart into bowline knots, or kicks me in the pants. Falling stars, bounding foxes, wind bowing trees, and soft, wet kisses.

Any favorite authors? Books?

J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Karen Russell - St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Rick Bass - The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
Tom McGuane - Panama
Nicole Krauss - The History of Love
Jim Harrison- Wolf
Lorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
Antoine de Exupery - The Little Prince
Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

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