Haven Kimmel was born in New Castle, Indiana, and was raised in Mooreland, Indiana, the focus of her bestselling memoir, A Girl Named Zippy. Kimmel earned her undergraduate degree in English and creative writing from Ball State University and attended North Carolina State University as well as the seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of four novels (The Used World, Something Rising (Light and Swift), The Solace of Leaving Early, and Iodine). She also authored a second memoir (She Got Up Off the Couch) and two children’s books (Kaline Klattermaster’s Tree House and Orville: A Dog Story). Currently, she lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Read an excerpt from A Girl Named Zippy from NPR!
Check out an interview with Haven Kimmel from Southern Scribe!
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