Kevin grew up in a military barracks on Ireland’s west coast. Educated by the Patrician Brothers in Galway, a clutch of scholarships took him to the local university, where he wrote verse, was a pillar of Dramsoc, and edited the student newspaper. However, he later took an MA with Distinction at Bretton Hall, Leeds University: his thesis, published as In the Company of Wolves, is testament to his fatal attraction to the old-gold-and-black of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. His chequered career includes stints as postman and teacher, barman and businessman. He has lived in Ireland, England and Poland but felt most at home in Germany.
THE BERLIN CROSSING – a dramatic and literary tale of one man’s journey to discover his roots after the collapse of the GDR – sold to Headline as part of a world rights, two book deal. The novel was published to critical acclaim in January 2012. The follow up, ANOTHER KIND OF COUNTRY made its appearance in January 2013.
Lume is currently reissuing his backlist novels, and his memoir, WALKING THE LINE: SCENES FROM AN ARMY CHILDHOOD.