Alexander Kühne was born in 1964 in the German city of Meissen. He grew up in Lugau, todays Land Brandenburg. He worked as an apprentice in a screw factory, earned a living at a coaling station and working for an insurance company, as well as selling model railway parts. In 1990, Kühne moved to Berlin and was trained as a tv journalist. He was working for several magazines for arts and culture, such as Tracks, Polylux and Metropolis. Currently, he is writing tv scripts and revises those for movies. In 2016, his first novel Düsterbusch City Lights was published by Heyne Hardcore.