Best-selling author Mary Beth Keane and literary critic Maureen Corrigan will discuss Ms. Keane’s book, Ask Again, Yes, New York City, literature, and other timely topics.
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. She is the author of So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures.
MARY BETH KEANE was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing, and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America, and the Hemingway Society. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and most recently, Ask Again, Yes, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. It’s a novel about family, freindship, and forgiveness. Ask Again, Yes has been translated into twenty-one languages. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series.
- Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
- Table Money by Jimmy Breslin
- The New York Times essay by Mary Beth Keane
- Final Payments by Mary Gordon
- The Shadow Man: A Daughter’s Search for Her Father by Mary Gordon
- Circling My Mother: A Memoir by Mary Gordon
- So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures by Maureen Corrigan
- Fever: A Novel by Mary Beth Keane
- Brother Islands
- Nellie Bly
- Vogue Magazine article by Mary Beth Keane
Original air date: 10/30/2020
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