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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'The Sinner and the Saint' masterfully unpacks a Dostoevsky classic

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Louise Erdrich's disquieting new novel will keep you on your toes

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Macmillan

'My Monticello' grapples with the past, present and future of American racism

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In this new political thriller, a familiar pantsuited figure saves democracy

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With 'Cloud Cuckoo Land,' Anthony Doerr Dazzles And Disturbs

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Make This 'Fortnight in September' Your Pandemic Escape

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'Beautiful World' Is Sally Rooney's Toughest, Most Sweeping Novel To Date

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Penguin Random House

Think You Know Where The Stories In 'Skinship' Are Going? Think Again

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William Morrow

Laura Lippman's 'Dream Girl' Is The Latest Thriller To Center On Stolen Stories

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Macmillan

The Nuns In 'Agatha Of Little Neon' Don't Fly Or Sing, But They Will Stay With You

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'Afterparties' Is A Bittersweet Triumph For A Fresh Voice Silenced Too Soon

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One Woman Takes A 'Wayward' Approach To Menopause In This Smart New Novel

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'Women Of Brewster Place' Reissue Brims With Inventiveness — And Relevance

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'Light Perpetual' Imagines Adulthood For 5 Fictional Kids Killed In WWII Attack

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