John Sutherland

John Sutherland is an English academic, columnist and author. He is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, specialising in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature and the history of publishing. One of his most serious works of scholarship is the 1989 Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction, a comprehensive encyclopedia of Victorian fiction. His forthcoming book is Lives of the Novelists. Sutherland was a speaker at Battle of Ideas in London, organised by the Institute of Ideas