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Eve Makis

Eve Makis

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Eve leads the fiction module on the MA in Creative Writing, offering feedback on student work at fortnightly session along with fiction writing exercises, mentoring students through their dissertations and marking assignments.

Career overview

Eve Makis began her career as a journalist and now works as a novelist and lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She has published four novels and one non-fiction writing guide, ‘The Accidental Memoir’.

Research areas

Eve’s research interests are life writing and associated literature. She has written and published specialist articles on memoir writing for the Big Issue, Writing IE and other online publications.

External activity

Eve has secured Arts Council Funding to write and produce a life-writing guide and run writing workshops in probations centres and prisons, homes for the elderly and for refugees.

She has also ran life-writing masterclasses for the How To Academy, Football in the Community, Lowdham and Wimbledon Book Festivals.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Nottingham City of Literature
  • Football in the Community
  • Writing East Midlands
  • Inspire Nottingham



The Mother in Law Makis E, 1998, Transworld, Black Swan ISBN 9780552773249

Eat Drink and be Married, Makis E, 2005, Transworld, Black Swan ISBN 9780552772167

Land of the Golden Apple, Makis E, 2008. Transworld, Black Swan ISBN 9780552773256

The Spice Box Letters, Makis E, 2015, Sandstone Press ISBN 9781910124086

Non fiction:

The Accidental Memoir, Makis E, Cropper A, 2018, Harper Collins ISBN 9780008302030

See all of Eve Makis's publications...

Press expertise

Eve promoted her latest book through interviews with BBC World Service, The Daily Mail, BBC Radio Nottingham, Talk Radio, Age UK radio and Writer’s Routine. She also has experience with various print and online media including The Big Issue and Writing IE.