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Maria Makrovasili


First Language(s): Greek
Second Language(s): English, Italian


Maria Makrovasili grew up in Veria, a small Greek town with limited access to adventure. Given this l(a/u)ck, she grabbed the opportunity to lead her own ventures in the fantastic realm of literature from a young age. Until this day, she follows respectfully her quest, at the moment completing her Master studies in literature while creating her own writing adventures.


What was your favorite book as a child?

I fell in love with books when I discovered the magical world of “Harry Potter”. Beyond my daily life, which as a pupil was not that exciting, I immersed myself in a different world full of magic at night, adventures, true friendship, and mischiefs of children in my age. After a few pages, it felt like I was indeed becoming part of their lives; I participated in all their adventures, successes, or failures with my imagination.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

Back in 2015, an unforgettable Erasmus (semester abroad) in Italy brought me to the coasts of Sardegna with the company of four girls. When our accommodation was cancelled, we decided to rent a car and travel around the whole island in the remaining 48 hours of our stay. Deserted coasts, ghost seaside towns, colourful houses, and illegal camping sites added a unique fragrance to a crazy collage of memories.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

Since my mind focuses either on the lyrics and the rhythm or on the story, the combination of reading and listening proves to be very distracting. Nonetheless, after reading I enjoy listening to music (from pop to rock), thinking about how the story might evolve and what will happen next (especially if the book is really capturing).


Flash Fiction
In Neverland
Issue Fall '19

Short Story
The Story of the Three Sisters
Issue Spring '19

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz