Menu
Scroll to top

David Latham

Freelance writer

David Latham — Freelance writer

David Latham is a writer and reviewer whose work has appeared in Vice, The Guardian, Australian Book Review and In Review. He is also producer of the film review show Super Rate.

Sacred Cows: Paul Auster may not like 'New York Trilogy', but you should

Sacred Cows: Paul Auster may not like 'New York Trilogy', but you should

This was a work that busted open the detective genre and signalled a new direction in the evolution of literature. Does it matter what its creator says?

Sacred Cows:

Sacred Cows: "dark and gritty" doesn't always equal "good"

Australia loves a realist crime drama, but there are certainly better ones out there than Animal Kingdom.

Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

Critics who have come to praise the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski are victims of cult followers' persistence, psycho-semiotic babble and zealotry.

Sacred Cows: a controversial trailblazer for Australian strangeness

Sacred Cows: a controversial trailblazer for Australian strangeness

Ray Lawrence's Bliss certainly caused a stir at its release, but did it ever get the credit it deserves in the canon of Australian film?

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O'Connor

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O'Connor

Has O'Connor's debut novel been historically overlooked in favour of the Southern Gothics of McCarthy, Capote and Faulkner?

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

Is Tim Winton's blockbuster novel really as good as Australian culture collectively remembers?