Kevin was born in Dublin and after a primary and secondary school education at Christian Brothers school attended University College Dublin where he studied Pure English, the system's third most unemployable degree. After graduating he spent six years teaching English as a Foreign Languish in Castilla La Mancha, Spain where he learned to love Flamenco and his proudest achievement was to eventually read Don Quixote in the original. He moved to New York in 1996 where he now lives with his wife and five-year-old son. The Brothers' Lot is his frist novel. His short stories have been published in Cyphers, The Sunday Tribune (Dublin), and, most recently, in Whispers and Shouts. His poetry has been published in Studies, Casablanca, Envoi, and Poetry Ireland.