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Course studied: MA Creative Writing
Graduating year: 2020
Kevin grew up in the Forest of Dean, inspired by writers such as Dennis Potter and Laurie Lee. In 2018, he graduated from Oxford University with a Creative Writing diploma (distinction) at undergraduate level.
Shelby is Kevin’s debut novel. It is initially set in the Forest of Dean, mid-seventies, when two brothers’ reckless actions cause the death of their schoolmate. They swear on the Bible not to tell anyone about their guilty secret. The novel explores the incident and the later repercussions of living with this burden when they are young men.