John Sutherland is a British academic, columnist and author.

John Sutherland is the Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature at UCL. He has also taught at the University of Edinburgh and the California Institute of Technology. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is the author of many articles and books including Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography (2004), an autobiography The Boy Who Loved Books (2007) and Orwell’s Nose: A Pathological Biography (2016).