Laurie Hertzel

Senior Editor | Books
Phone: 612-673-7302
Laurie Hertzel is the books editor for the Star Tribune, which means she spends hours every day opening boxes, and each night lugs home more books than anyone could read in a lifetime. But she’s not complaining and knows exactly how lucky she is to be paid to write about books. (When she’s not opening boxes.)

Recent content from Laurie Hertzel

Review: 'What Comes Next and How to Like It,' by Abigail Thomas

Nonfiction: In her plain-spoken and wise memoir, Abigail Thomas turns an unflinching eye on aging and death.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Review: 'Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain,' by David Hlynsky

NONFICTION: Photo book captures the odd displays of Soviet era shops.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 04:24 PM

Review: 'The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy,' by Rachel Joyce

In this companion book to “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” a dying woman in the north of England waits for her old friend to arrive.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 04:10 PM

The quiet power of Claudia Rankine

The crush of people started early: in the foyer of Open Book, up the winding staircase to the second floor....

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 09:31 AM

Writer Peter Heller gets thrills from fiction

After kayaking, flying, surfing and traveling the world, Peter Heller settles down to fiction. For now.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 01:57 PM

Minnesota Book Award finalists announced

Minnesota writer Larry Millett is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in two categories; the children’s literature category is...

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 07:00 PM

Jocelyn Hale to leave post at the Loft Literary Center

Executive director will stay through August.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 04:21 PM

Marathon reading of 'Beowulf' to mark National Readathon Day

A marathon reading of “Beowulf” will mark National Readathon Day.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 01:29 PM

Stranger in a strange land

Elena Gorokhova’s memoir about moving to the United States from Brezhnev’s Russia is particularly strong when conveying the confusion of a new immigrant and the lyrical longing for the country she left behind.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 10:18 AM

Artist of year: Kate DiCamillo, rock star of children's lit

After 18 books and two Newbery Awards, the Minneapolis children's author still feels grateful, and a little surprised, to be a writer.

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 07:09 AM

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