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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2 First-Rate Suspense Novels Deliver Chills, Thrills — And Stunning Endgames

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Southern Gothic 'Florida' Spins Tales Of Hurricanes, Humidity And Humanity

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Sexuality, Mortality, Failure — 'My Ex-Life' Has Fun Asking Big Questions

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'Barracoon' Offers A Vivid, First-Hand Account Of Slavery In America

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A Weird-But-True Story Takes Flight In 'The Feather Thief'

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Meg Wolitzer Traces The Arc Of The Feminist Movement In 'The Female Persuasion'

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Magnificent Book Captures The Beauty And Tragedy Of The Battleship Yamato

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2 Books Investigate The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie And The Golden State Killer

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'Eat The Apple' Is A Brilliant And Barbed Memoir Of The Iraq War

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Zadie Smith Ruminates On Brexit, Bieber And Much, Much More In 'Feel Free'

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'Self-Portrait With Boy' Explores The Narcissistic Ambition That Fuels Success

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3 Harlem Renaissance Novels Deliver An Ingenious Take On Race

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'The Perfect Nanny' Is The Working Mother's Murderous Nightmare

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Posthumously Published 'Sea Maiden' Affirms Denis Johnson's Eternal Voice

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