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Maureen Corrigan

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Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, a columnist for the Washington Post, and the critic-in-residence at Georgetown University. She is the author of two books, Leave Me Alone I’m Reading and So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Library Journal.

Her reviews have been published in the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Nation, the New York Observer, Salon, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Corrigan was awarded the 2018 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle for her reviews on Fresh Air on NPR, and in the Washington Post.