John Sutherland

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Full name: John Sutherland

Area of interest: Education, literature (esp. Victorian fiction, the history of publishing and 20th-century fiction)

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: j.sutherland@ucl.ac.uk

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Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/johnsutherland

Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard

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About: "Author of many books and articles, his interest lies in the areas of Victorian fiction, the history of publishing and 20th-century fiction. He writes for The Guardian and is a well-known literary reviewer." - see the British Council's BIOGRAPHY

Education: University of Leicester

Academic career: Has taught at universities world-wide

Journalistic career: The Observer: Television Critic for nine years (being voted Critic of the Year three times); Internet Columnist, writing in the Business & Media section

Current position/role: occasional columnist

  • also writes/has written for: comment pieces for The Independent, reviews for New Statesman, regular contributions to other major papers

Other roles/Main role: University College London Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature, author, photographer

Other activities: literary puzzles and problems

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  • 40 years on - As John Sutherland prepares to leave the halls of academia, he reflects on the - good and bad - changes in higher education over the past 40 years (The Guardian, 5th May 2004)
  • BBC Desert Island Discs - 22nd January 2006

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Awards/Honours: Whitbread Biography Award (shortlist) Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography, 2004

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Books & Debate:

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  • Thackeray at Work (1974)
  • Fiction and the Fiction Industry (1978)
  • Mrs. Humphry Ward: Eminent Victorian, Pre-eminent Edwardian (1990)
  • The Life of Walter Scott: A Critical Biography (1995)
  • Is Heathcliff a Murderer? Puzzles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (1996)
  • Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction (1997)
  • Where Was Rebecca Shot? Puzzles, Curiosities and Conundrums in Modern Fiction (1998)
  • Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? Further Puzzles in Classic Fiction (1999)
  • Last Drink to LA (2001)
  • Stephen Spender: a literary life (2005) OCLC 57398294
  • Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers (reissue, 2005)
  • How to read a novel: a user's guide (2006) OCLC 70831094
  • The Boy Who Loved Books (2007) OCLC 84996873
  • Magic moments: life-changing encounters with books, films, music (2008) OCLC232713169
  • Love, sex, death and words: surprising tales from a year in literature OCLC651076613
  • 50 literature ideas you really need to know OCLC707603521

See also: British Council - for complete bibliography

Latest work: Lives of the novelists: a history of fiction in 294 lives OCLC741023694

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