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Maureen Corrigan

Book Critic, Fresh Air

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.

Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her book So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures was published by Little, Brown in September 2014. Corrigan is represented by Trinity Ray at The Tuesday Lecture Agency: trinity@tuesdayagency.com

Corrigan's literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading! was published in 2005. Corrigan is also a reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post's Book World. In addition to serving on the advisory panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, she has chaired the Mystery and Suspense judges' panel of the Los Angeles TimesBook Prize.

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These 4 novels will get your summer off to a terrific start

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You can't 'Trust' this novel. And that's a very good thing

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In 'Tasha,' a son tries to make sense of his smart, difficult mother

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Emily St. John Mandel tackles the big questions in 'Sea of Tranquility'

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Brace yourself for 'Young Mungo,' a nuanced heartbreaker of a novel

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Virginia Hamilton's 'liberation literature' continues to open doors for young readers

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Still waters run deep in 'The Swimmers,' a brilliant novel about routine and identity

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With a nod to 'Lolita,' 'Vladímír' makes a sly statement about sex and power

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Harper Collins

'Free Love' puts a '60s spin on a Jane Austen-style novel of manners

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'To Paradise' is an inspired and vivid puzzle that doesn't quite come together

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'The Latinist' is an academic suspense story, with just a touch of Agatha Christie

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In 'Sea State,' life gets rocky when a journalist gets involved with her subject

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Literary fiction dominates Maureen Corrigan's 2021 Best Books list

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'The Sinner and the Saint' masterfully unpacks a Dostoevsky classic

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