Walter Macken

About Walter

Walter Macken was born in Galway in 1915. He was a writer of short stories, novels and plays. Originally an actor, principally with the Taibhdhearc in Galway, and The Abbey Theatre, he played lead roles on Broadway in M. J. Molloy's The King of Friday's Men and his own play Home Is the Hero. He also acted in films, notably in Arthur Dreifuss' adaptation of Brendan Behan's The Quare Fellow. He is perhaps best known for his trilogy of Irish historical novels Seek the Fair Land, The Silent People and The Scorching Wind. He passed away in 1967.

Walter Macken

Books by Walter Macken

Seek the Fair Land
Seek the Fair Land
The Scorching Wind
The Scorching Wind
The Silent People
The Silent People
Sullivan
Sullivan
Rain on the Wind
Rain on the Wind
Quench the Moon
Quench the Moon
Brown Lord of the Mountain
Brown Lord of the Mountain
Sunset on the Window-Panes
Sunset on the Window-Panes
Flight of the Doves (PB)
Flight of the Doves (PB)
Seek The Fair Land
Seek The Fair Land