John Latey (30 October 1842 – 26 September 1902) was a British journalist and writer.
Latey was a son of John Lash Latey (1808–1891), editor of the Illustrated London News from 1858 to 1890. He wrote parliamentary sketches for the ILN under the pseudonym 'The Silent Member'. He also wrote novels and translated Dumas and Paul Féval.
Latey joined the Penny Illustrated Paper when it was started by William Ingram in 1861, and was the paper's art and literary editor until 1901. He co-edited the Boys Illustrated Newspaper with Captain Mayne Reid from 1881 to 1882, and was editor of The Sketch from 1899 until his death in September 1902.
- The Rose of Hastings
- Life of General Gordon
- Mohicans of Paris (transl. of Dumas), 1875.
- The River of Life: a London story, 1886
- The Three Red Knights (transl. of Paul Féval's Le Fils du diable), 1882
- "Latey, John". The Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1902: 504. 1903.
- Boase, Modern English Biography, 6 vols, 1892-1921.
- Men and women of the time, 15th ed., 1899
- Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1912. .
- Mohicans of Paris in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- W. B. Owen, ‘Latey, John (1842–1902)’, rev. Joanne Potier, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 1 Jan 2008