Maureen Corrigan Distinguished Lecture10/31 Preview

Oct 26, 2017

Maureen Corrigan
Credit Kuna Malik Hamad

Purdue University Libraries and the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts present author and critic Maureen Corrigan in So We Read On, the 15th talk in the Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.  The discussion takes place on Tuesday, October 31st.

WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Corrigan about choosing The Great Gatsby as subject matter for her book So We Read On, great art, and the importance of sharing ideas.

Find out more about the lecture at Hiler Theater, Wilmeth Active Learning Center here. The event is free and open to the public.

Maureen Corrigan is one of America’s most trusted and beloved book critics. Her distinctive voice is at once incisive and accessible, like a well-read friend who always sends you home with a good book to read. Upon first meeting Maureen the celebrated novelist Ann Patchett quipped, “...[we] were going to be friends, and once you become friends with a book reviewer they won’t review your books any more. But everybody knows a smart new friend trumps a great review any day.”

For more than twenty years Maureen has been the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air. She is also a columnist for The Washington Post and The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University where her courses are very popular

Enjoy Corrigan and Clare's entire conversation here: