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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 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. In 2023, Corrigan received the Washington Monthly “Kukula” Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Book Reviewing, as well as the John Seigenthaler “Legends” Award. In 2023, Corrigan wrote and filmed a 24-lecture series on banned books, “Forbidden Literary Works,” for Wondrium/ Great Courses. Corrigan’s book So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice in 2014. Corrigan’s literary memoir, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! was published in 2005.