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 read all day. (When she’s not opening boxes.)

Recent content from Laurie Hertzel

Robert Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for Bly

Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for Bly.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 05:35 PM

Obituary: Mystery author Harold Adams was known for S.D. stories

The small-town, Depression-era hotel in Corbin, S.D., where most of Harold Adams’ mystery novels took place was based on a...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Minneapolis' Graywolf Press wins second Pulitzer in three years

The award for “3 Sections,” a collection of poetry by Vijay Seshadri, comes just four months after Tracy K. Smith won the Pulitzer for “Life on Mars.”

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 06:10 AM

Elizabeth Strout's novels are suffused with the salty tang of Maine

A writer can find her voice in all kinds of ways: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout found hers through stand-up comedy.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 03:27 PM

Winners of the Minnesota Book Awards announced

The mystery writer tied the record set by Louise Erdrich.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Coffee House Press authors write novella based on Hopper painting

Edward Hopper’s mysterious “Office at Night” now has its own novella, thanks to two authors, the Walker Art Center and Coffee House Press.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 05:13 PM

Author Lorrie Moore in conversation with author Ellen Akins at "Talk of the Stacks”

Lorrie Moore spoke about ghosts, humor and morning rituals at Talk of the Stacks.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:05 PM

Kathy Reichs, producer of 'Bones' TV show, coming to Cities on book tour

The woman behind the hit TV show “Bones” visits the Twin Cities with her son and co-author to promote the...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Hognander History and Kay Sexton awards winners announced

The last two big awards leading up to next month’s Minnesota Book Awards Gala have been announced. The Hognander History...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:00 PM

Listening for the call and response of courting owls

The courtship of great-horned owls takes place in the dark and cold of deepest winter. For those who stumble across...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 06:39 AM

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