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