Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: William Mackay

Biography: William Mackay was born in 1846 in Belfast, the son of the Rev. Joseph William Mackay. His brothers were dramatist Joseph William Mackay and illustrator Wallis Mackay. He himself moved to London where he worked as a journalist and publisher. In addition, he wrote drama, fiction, and poetry. His death cannot be traced.


References: Boase


  1. The Popular Idol: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1876.
  2. Pro Patria: The Autobiography of an Irish Conspirator.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1883.
  3. Beside Still Waters: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1885.
  4. Unvarnished Tales.  1 vol.  London: Sonnenschein, 1886.