Maureen Corrigan

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. She is the author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures and the memoir Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! Corrigan is reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post’s Book World. Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. 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 Times Book Prize.

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