Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Stanley Victor Makower (1872–1911)
Alternate Name(s): V (pseudonym)
Biography: Stanley Victor Makower was born in 1873 in London, the son of German Jewish immigrants. He was educated at University College and Trinity College, Cambridge. After university, he was called to the bar but never practiced. Instead, he turned to literature. With university classmates Oswald Sickert and A. Myers Smith, he wrote The Passing of a Mood (1893) for Unwin's Pseudonym Library. He then submitted his first novel The Mirror of Music (1895) to John Lane's Keynotes series and contributed stories to The Yellow Book. Makower followed these works with four further novels, contributions to the Times, and a brief history of the newspaper. He married Maria Agnes Brügger in 1905 in Switzerland and the couple had four children. Makower died at the early age of 40 in 1911.
References: British Census (1911); Times (19 September 1911)