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Maureen Corrigan

Department of English


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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. She is the author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures (2014) and the literary memoir Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading! (2005). Corrigan is also a reviewer and columnist for the Washington Post's Book World. Corrigan received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Fordham University.

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