Selected Stories


“Touch Me Like One of Your Island Girls: A Love Story” Granta (Winter 2022)


“Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare” Joyland (Spring 2021)


“Leaving Cynthia” Conjunctions (Spring 2021)


“Baby’s First Lūʻau” Boulevard (Spring 2021)


“Madwomen” Southern Humanities Review (Winter 2020)


“Temporary Dwellers” Qu Literary Magazine (Spring 2019)


"'Our Hawaiian stories are not meant to be easy for you': Megan Kamalei Kakimoto on telling her ancestral tales" The Guardian (Winter 2023) 

"Megan Kamalei Kakimoto On The Many Ways To Tell a Hawaiian Story" Lit Hub (Fall 2023) 


Select Interviews & Press


“Story Collections That Are Also Inventories of Catastrophes,” New York Times Book Review


“National Best Selling author joins us to discuss new book ‘Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare,’” Hawaii News Now, Sunrise

"Defanged culture: Stories that explore the tension at the heart of Hawaii's economy," The Times Literary Supplement

“‘Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare’ short story collection explores lives of Hawaiian women,” NPR / WBUR


“New collection of short stories explores the lives of Hawaiian Japanese women,” Hawaii Public Radio


“First Writes: Megan Kamalei Kakimoto,” The List


“An Air of Mystique: Author weaves Hawaiian mythology, history and elements of womanhood in sensational debut short story collection,” Good Times


“Ten Questions for Megan Kamalei Kakimoto,” Poets & Writers


“An Indies Introduce Q&A with Megan Kamalei Kakimoto,” American Booksellers Association


“Megan Kamalei Kakimoto—Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare,” Debutiful podcast


“Megan Kamalei Kakimoto’s Debut Book Has the Literary World Buzzing,” HONOLULU Magazine