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

Minneapolis winner of National Book Award publishes new novel

Will Alexander was just another quiet Minneapolis writer when he won a major literary prize for his first book. Now...

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 04:49 PM

Item World: Duluth student hangs with Ben Affleck at Oscars, Prince Week in NYC, more

Abe at the OscarsHow did Abe Diaz, a recent graduate of Duluth East High School, end up on the Oscars...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Book review: 'Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World,' by Matthew Goodman

The story of a little-known race around the world by two young journalists in 1889.

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 04:42 PM

Book review: 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,' by Lawrence Wright

A history of Scientology; from its weird beginning to its current secrecy and brutality.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 07:11 PM

Minnesota poem: It rhymes, but is there reason?

Not everyone agrees that "Minnesota Blue," by a Hawaiian singer-songwriter, should represent the state.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 10:54 AM

Blonde Anne of Green Gables raises outcry

A publisher's depiction of a blonde Anne of Green Gables has her outraged fans seeing red.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 03:47 PM

Birds call to visitors of Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island, one of the barrier islands off the southwest coast of Florida, is a popular winter destination for vacationers and shellers. But for this visitor, it really was for the birds.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 01:28 PM

Two books from Graywolf Press are vying for NBCC awards

Poet D.A. Powell and critic Kevin Young are finalists for the annual awards, which are chosen by book critics.

Updated: January 14, 2013, - 07:55 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene.

Peter Geye kicks off the St. Paul Library's winter Fireside Reading Series.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 04:39 PM

NONFICTION: "Rotten Reviews Redux," by Bill Henderson.

A collection of book reviews from years past that fell short of the mark.

Updated: December 28, 2012, - 12:51 PM

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