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

St. Paul author Stephan Eirik Clark gets 'Colbert bump' for new novel

As part of his vendetta against Amazon, comedian Stephen Colbert asks viewers to make “Sweetness No. 9” a bestseller by buying it from independent bookstores.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 10:14 AM

Interview with an author: Brad Taylor, author of 'Days of Rage'

Thriller writer Brad Taylor draws on his own special operations experience in the Mideast for his Pike Logan novels.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 01:58 PM

Club Book announces fall schedule

The free reading series will open with Lev Grossman, end with Nikki Giovanni.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 06:17 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton to sign books July 20 in St. Paul

The former secretary of state — and possible presidential candidate — will autograph up to 1,000 books at Common Good...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 06:15 PM

Coffee House Press debut novelist wins Baileys Prize

Irish writer Eimear McBride beats Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri for the award.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 07:19 PM

Turn a new page, with books for summer

Four Minnesota authors, plus our critics and readers, suggest books to get lost in during our fleeting sunny months.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Summer books: 5 paperbacks you must read--and then ten more.

Maybe you missed them in hardcover — or want to read them again.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Eulogy for an owlet

A great horned owl chick brings neighbors together in anticipation, joy and sorrow. It had no idea when it fell that so many hearts were broken

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Meet Cary J. Griffith, author of the Star Tribune's summer book serial, "Savage Minnesota”

Cary J. Griffith sets his mysteries in the outdoors, drawing on a childhood love of nature.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 10:29 AM

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

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