David Louden is a writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The major influences to his work include Charles Bukowski, John Fante, William S. Burroughs, Brendan Behan & Jim Thompson.
In 2012 he released his debut novel, Lost Angeles. A Roman á clef tale of a young man intent on self destruction. Though elements of the novel were biographical, the majority of Lost Angeles was compiled from experiences from multiple friends and drinking buddies. The following year Louden released Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l], a continuation of the story of Lost Angeles' main character, and the author's alter ego, Doug Morgan. Chronicling his life from the age of 3 to 21. Bone Idol paints a comic-tragedy portrait of a family unable to communicate and the shame felt for wanting to aspire to something "more". Though the author's favourite of his own works to-date, Bone Idol is the least successful piece from Louden.
White Mexicans is a novella/short story compilation hybrid, telling the fictional account of Morgan writing Exploitation movies, published in July of 2015. Though largely fictional, White Mexicans draws on the isolation Louden felt during extreme bouts of depression, and the problems faced with delivering his aborted TV pilot.
2016 brought the greatest departure from the author's style with the third-person crime novel, Heroes of Hollywood Boulevard. Set on the famous street Louden made reference to in chapter one of Lost Angeles, the writer goes back to the beginning of his inspiration to sculpt a superhero-heist narrative that reads like a graphic novel absent of illustration. Having first visited Los Angeles in 2006, Heroes of Hollywood Boulevard is Louden's "piece of pulp fiction ten years in the making".