Kevin Curran grew up in Balbriggan, County Dublin. He has a Masters Degree in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College Dublin. Beatsploitation is his first book and was selected as one of the 20 winners of the Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair Competition. He teaches in Dublin. Kevin's story Saving Tanya from the Young Irelanders anthology was longlisted in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015.