John Crace ( KRAYSS; born 9 October 1956) is a British journalist and critic. He attended Exeter University. Crace is the author of the "Digested Read" column in The Guardian, and is the newspaper's parliamentary sketch writer, having replaced the late Simon Hoggart in 2014. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and has written several books on the club. He blogs for ESPN FC on Tottenham.
In July 2019 The Guardian retracted statements by Crace implying that journalist Isabel Oakeshott had obtained confidential files by sleeping with Nigel Farage and Arron Banks. His article included the claim that Oakeshott only got confidential emails if Farage and Banks "slips it to her". Following the threat of legal action by Oakeshott, the text was amended to: "leave it conveniently tucked under her pillow". This second revision was then removed, with the final version stating: "if he or Arron Banks leave it conveniently to one side for her". Oakeshott stated: "It gives me great pleasure to teach ?John Crace? and The ?Guardian a little lesson about casually slurring women whose politics they dislike".