Marijn Backer (born 6 September 1956) is a Dutch columnist, teacher, poet and writer. His column appears in the NRC Handelsblad and he writes a biweekly column about education. Backer works on the Werkplaats Kindergemeenschap (established by Kees Boeke) as head of team 6. Backer is a teacher in Greek and Latin. Backer is author of the Latin textbook Fortuna. Backer has had an influence on the development of Latin education.