David John Lodge is a British author. Lodge often satirizes academia in general and the humanities in particular in his novels.
Lodge studied at University College London, obtaining a BA (with honors) in 1955. In 1959 he married Mary Frances Jacob and received an MA from UCL. He went on to obtain a PhD at the University of Birmingham, and taught English literature there from 1960 until 1987, being particularly noted for his lectures on Victorian fiction.
His first published novel The Picturegoers (1960). Several of his novels, including Small World (1988), and Nice Work (1989), have been adapted as television series, the latter by Lodge himself.