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 and winner of the Edgar Award for Criticism (1999), 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. In 2012, she served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. She is the author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures and the literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! Corrigan is also a reviewer and columnist for The Washington Post‘s Book World, serves on the advisory panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, and has chaired the Mystery and Suspense judges’ panel of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.