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. 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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Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam Harper Collins hide caption

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'Leave The World Behind' Is A Signature Novel For This Blasted Year

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A Widow Discovers That Her Marriage Wasn't 'Monogamy'

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'Our Lady Of Perpetual Hunger' Is A Savory Memoir Of Food, Work And Love

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'Black Bottom Saints' Is A Gorgeous Swirl Of Fiction, History And Detroit Motor Oil

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Remembering Pete Hamill, A Journalist With A Whitman-esque Embrace Of NYC

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A Mean Ghost Story And A Souped-Up Crime Novel Will Wise You Up Fast

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Little Brown

1918 Flu Inspired Donoghue's 'Pull Of The Stars' — A Disquieting Pandemic Novel

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'Jane Eyre' Meets 'Dracula' In This Sharp, Inventive 'Mexican Gothic' Tale

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'Want' Captures The Precariousness Of America's Middle Class

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'The Tigers' Two-Way Travelogue Is A Journey Both Within And Without

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Identical Twins Become Divided By Race In 'The Vanishing Half'

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'St. Christopher On Pluto' Follows The Adventures Of 2 Friends In An Old Buick

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'Here We Are': What Would Philip Roth Have Made Of All This?

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'Sigh, Gone' Is A Refugee's Chaotic Memoir Of Displacement And Belonging

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Need A Mental Escape? These Books Offer Solace In Troubled Times

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