David Herman

David Herman is a freelance writer based in London. He has written for The Guardian, TLS, The New Statesman and Prospect

In 2021, is the state of the Booker still “not serious stuff”?

Spare us the sentimental tosh about working-class sport, tradition and community

Murray Walker was the last of the great sports commentators who brought us unforgettable sporting moments and catchphrases which delighted a generation

The BAFTA film awards have seen plenty of diversity in recent years, but have gone down in film history as the least diverse film awards ever. Why?

Under Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s news and current affairs output has let us down again and again

British philosophy has become much more interesting, but they just don’t make philosophers like they used to

Play for Today was a milestone in the history of TV drama

Reviews of Martin Amis’s new book prove that the best questions are the ones that no one asks

David Cannadine’s thoughtful commentary of the Anthony Blunt affair utilises previously unpublished sources

The great critics always began before they were forty. Who are their equivalents today?