Kevin is the author of the novel The Family Fang, which has been published in over a dozen countries and was chosen as a Best Book of 2011 by several publications including Time, People and Esquire, and by Ann Patchett in Salon and Nick Hornby in The Guardian. It was featured on the TV Book Club in the UK, and is currently in pre-production as a feature film starring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman.
His story collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the KHN Center for the Art. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and their two sons, Griff and Patch. He is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at The University of the South.