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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Maureen Corrigan's favorite books of the year: 10 disparate reads for a hectic 2022

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Small in scope, Claire Keegan's 'Foster' packs an emotional wallop

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The statue of Samuel Adams stands outside Boston's Faneuil Hall. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Author reminds Americans that Samuel Adams was a revolutionary before he was a beer

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Penguin Random House

A canine psychologist with a new puppy explores 'how dogs become themselves'

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Celeste Ng's powerful new dystopian novel reflects our headlines back to us

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'Less' offers more in Andrew Sean Greer's follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning novel

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MacMillan

Ling Ma's first novel predicted the pandemic. Her new collection goes one step beyond

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux

'If I Survive You' is a sweeping portrait of a family's fight to make it in America

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Penguin Random House

'The Last White Man' spins a deft, if narrow, fantasy about identity

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Penguin Random House

The immersive novel 'Tomorrow' is a winner for gamers and n00bs alike

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Air travel is a mess. Settling into a great book can make for a smoother flight

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Workman Publishing

'The Poet's House' is a droll coming-of-age story — and an absolute keeper of a novel

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Life in the Middle Ages is more gross than engrossing in this ruthless novel

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Green Apple Books

'Greenland' revives E.M. Forster — and spins a tale of racism and self-discovery

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