Adam Kuckhoff published a popular edition of the works of Georg Büchner in 1927, and headed the cultural-political magazine Die Tat ("The Deed") in 1928-1929, which he gave a left-wing, democratic flavour. In 1931, he wrote the artistic novel Scherry about Grock. In 1931-1932, he was a dramatic adviser at the Berlin Schauspielhaus. His main work, the world war novelDer Deutsche von Bayencourt ("The German from Bayencourt") appeared in Germany in 1937.
In East Germany, Kuckhoff was honoured as a resistance fighter. In Leipzig-Grünau a school was named after him. It bore his name from 1985 to 1990. In his home town Aachen a street was named after him.