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

Calvin Trillin waxes poetic on campaign

Calvin Trillin is many things -- an enthusiastic eater, a wonderful reporter, a graceful writer. He is also funny. Oh,...

Updated: December 02, 2012, - 12:13 PM

NONFICTION: "The Fiddler on Pantico Run," by Joe Mozingo

A genealogical mystery leads back to Africa.

Updated: December 01, 2012, - 03:20 PM

Something for Everyone: Our annual holiday books roundup

Our holiday book gift guide has something for everyone, from poets to history buffs.

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 09:39 AM

Holiday books roundup: Regional books

Biographies, history, fiction and coffee table books, all by regional writers and presses.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 03:34 PM

Young's second book a new act of faith

His self-published first book hit the big time. Now, William Paul Young is back with a new novel about the power of God.

Updated: November 23, 2012, - 11:05 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Everything you need to know about Minnesota survival.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 04:27 PM

Mpls. writers Erdrich, Alexander win National Book Awards

Louise Erdrich's "The Round House" has won the National Book Award for fiction. William Alexander's "Goblin Secrets" won for young people's literature.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 02:11 PM

National Book Award winners credit Twin Cities’ rich culture

The awards that went to novelist Louise Erdrich and William Alexander are just the latest in an unprecedented series of honors for Minnesota writers and publishers.

Updated: November 15, 2012, - 11:03 PM

'Wimpy Kid' author is really just a big kid

Jeff Kinney, cartoonist, author and designer of video games, will sign books Wednesday at the Mall of America.

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 06:50 PM

Capturing the essence of raptors

Birder Laura Erickson and artist Betsy Bowen follow up last year's book "Twelve Owls" with "Hawk Ridge."

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 02:17 PM

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