Author Profile

Dmetri Kakmi

Dmetri Kakmi was born to Greek parents in Turkey. He is a writer and editor. The memoir Mother Land was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards in Australia; and is published in England, Greece and Turkey. He edited the acclaimed children’s anthology When We Were Young. His essays and short stories appear in anthologies and journals. He lives in Melbourne.


See Dmetri at the 2016 Festival:

18-06-2016 2.00pm-3.00pm

Father-child relationships can be testing at the best of times, but what happens when migration adds a whole new dimension to it? Greek-Australian writers Konstandina Dounis, Dmetri Kakmi, Dean Kalimniou and Helen Nickas discuss their funny and sad stories published…

Location: Council Chamber
19-06-2016 2.00pm-3.00pm

Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution – Stuart Kells “Penguin and the Lane Brothers is written in a conversational style, wearing the enormous amount of Kells’ research lightly. It will be essential reading for all…

Location: Downstairs Studio