The Door, published in the U.S. by NineStar Press, 2020.
Mother Land, published in Australia by Giramondo, 2008.
Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2009.
Mother Land, published in
England by Eland, 2010.
When We Were Young, edited by Dmetri Kakmi, Viking, 2007.
Anayurt, published in Turkey
by E Yayinlari, 2011.
Short stories published in anthologies
‘Doctor Were’s Son’ in War of the Worlds Battleground Australia, Clan Destine Press, 2019.
‘Haunting Matilda’ in mass market edition of Chulhu Deep Down Under Vol 1, IFWG Publishing, 2017.
‘The Boy by the Gate‘ reprinted in The Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, Ticonderoga Publishing, 2014.
‘Haunting Matilda‘ in Cthulhu: Deep Down Under, Horror Australis, 2015.
Shortlisted Best Fantasy Novella, Aurealis Awards, 2016.
‘The Boy by the Gate’ in The New Gothic, Stone Skin Press, 2013.
Essays published in anthologies
‘Divorce, Turkish Style’ in Split, Ventura Press, 2019.
‘A History of Violence’ in The Body Horror Book, Oscillate Wildly Press, 2017.
‘The Fisherman from Tenedos’ in Fathers from the Edge, Owl Publishing, 2016.
‘Night of the Living Wog’ in Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home, Affirm Press, 2013.
‘On Poems’ in Antigone Kefala, a Writer‘s Journey, Owl Publishing, 2014.
‘Dmetri Kakmi’s Tenedos’ in The Bozcaada Book, Troya Publishing, 2005.
For ‘The Door’
‘The Dooris a ghost story for modern times—layered, unpredictable and complex.’’
Sofie Laguna, author of Infinite Splendours.
‘Absorbing and hypnotic, The Dooris a great ghost story.’
John King, author of Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.
For the essay ‘A History of Violence’ in The Body Horror Book
‘Kakmi’s essay is a stand-out. Rich, sensitive and truly shocking, it deserves to be read.’
For Mother Land
‘Destined to become a classic…’
‘Beautiful and shocking… it is wise, superbly crafted, ravishing.’
‘Mother Land is an unusual autobiographical novel based on exquisite descriptions of a childhood spent on the Aegean island of Bozcaada, and coloured by the oppositions of hostile Greek and Turkish cultures.’
The Sunday Telegraph
For the short story ‘The Long Lonely Road’
‘… the power of evocation and suggestion at its best. Great story.’
Vrasidas Karalis, author of Demons of Athens.
‘A very wonderful story.’
Kevin Brophy, author of Walking: New and Selected Poems.
For the short story ‘The Boy by the Gate’
‘…a classic ghost story… damn scary and offers up some terrifying images.’
I 09 Magazine
For the essay ‘Night of the Living Wog’ in Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home
”Night of the Living Wog’ is the perfect opener to the collection, reminding us as it does, with its wry humour and sparkling imagination, the power of art to enable the articulation and thereby the comprehension of our experience.‘