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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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Saeed Jones' Eloquent Coming-Of-Age Is Hard To Read — And Harder To Put Down

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Harper

W.H. Auden's Poem 'September 1, 1939' Still Resonates In Times Of Crisis

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Atwood Hints At A Brighter Future In 'Handmaid' Sequel 'The Testaments'

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Grove Press

Katrina Destroyed 'The Yellow House' — But Inequality Eroded Its Foundation

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Milkweed

A Perfect Summer Book, 'Late Migrations' Reminds Us Of Life's Beauty And Fragility

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If These 2 Titles Remind You Of Masterful Suspense Novels, They Should

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Rooted In History, 'The Nickel Boys' Is A Great American Novel

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Smart And Propulsive 'Copperhead' Asks: Can You Outrun Your Family's Sins?

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'Ask Again, Yes' Is A Profound Yet Unpretentious Family Drama

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New Noir By James Ellroy And Denise Mina Is Daredevil Storytelling At Its Finest

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Jurors Generate Drama Of Their Own In Smart, Disturbing 'Body In Question'

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An Immigrant Yearns For Connection In 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Tony Horwitz

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Love, Disappointment Course Through 4 Classic Asian American Novels

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