Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.

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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.

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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Stolen Stories: A Literary Con Man Climbs To Success In 'Ladder To The Sky'

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'Let The People See': It Took Courage To Keep Emmett Till's Memory Alive

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What Would Eleanor Do? 'If You Ask Me' Revisits Roosevelt's Advice Columns

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'Washington Black' Is A Soaring Tale Of Enslavement And Escape

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Smart, Unsentimental 'Heartland' Pays Tribute To America's Working Class

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Did A Real-Life Kidnapping Inspire Nabokov's 'Lolita'?

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'Lake Success' Is A Roadside View Of America On The Verge Of Trump

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'Severance' Is A Sardonic Wake-Up Call For All Of Us Stuck In Routine

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With Wit And Sadness, 'Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine' Has Echoes Of Salinger

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'The Incendiaries' Is An Angsty Back-To-School Novel About Believing In God

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In 'Give Me Your Hand,' A Bond Forged By Secrets Can't Be Broken

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Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise'

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Daring New Novel Fetishizes A Desperate Desire For Sleep

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Confused In Midlife? You're In Good Company With 'The Cost Of Living'

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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

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