After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University and Lorain County Community College. His essays and stories have appeared in more than 50 literary journals including The Blue Lake Review, The Fifth Street Review, The Mad Hatter’s Review, The Avatar Review, The North Coast Review, The Licking River Review, The Red Rock Review, Whiskey Island, Juked, Inertia, Identity Theory, Exquisite Corpse, Wordriver and many others. He is also the recipient of a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellowship.
His second novel, “The Captive Condition,” was published by Pantheon in July, 2015. “The Natural Order of Things,” his first full-length book, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes/First Fiction Award. The novel has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and praise from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert Olen Butler.
Kevin currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.