He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where he was Executive Editor of the student newspaper, The Beaver. Back issues are archived online at the LSE Digital Library. He later studied journalism on the NCTJ course at Lambeth College.
He was shortlisted for The Guardian’s International Development Journalism Award in 2009.
From 2010-2011 he spent a year living and working in Koraput, Orissa in the east of India with VSO. His foreign correspondence appeared in The Guardian and New Internationalist as well as on behalf of UNICEF, Oxfam, VSO, the Fairtrade Foundation and the World Health Organisation.
From 2012-2013 he was Assistant Editor of NME.com.
He has written for NME, Vice, The Guardian, British GQ, Lonely Planet Traveller, Empire, Time Out, Shortlist, The Telegraph, The Fall, Easyjet Traveller, Condé Nast Traveller, Crack, The Quietus, The Fader, Mixmag, Dazed & Confused, Loaded, Drowned in Sound, Mojo, Exeunt, British Ideas Corporation and numerous other publications.
He now writes primarily for The Independent.
He is the subject of the song ‘Kevin EG Perry Is Talented Great‘ by Papa Razzi and the Photogs.
He can be contacted at kevinegperry[at]gmail.com