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

Book review: Women talk about booze

A collection of 28 thoughtful and sometimes beautiful essays exploring all aspects of co-existing with -- and sometimes without -- alcohol.

Updated: September 10, 2012, - 03:28 PM

If you like to read, you'll want to 'Read This!'

What started as a list of good reads turned into one of the season's hottest titles.

Updated: September 08, 2012, - 03:38 PM

Fall fiction: A parade of heavy hitters

ZADIE SMITH7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Coffman Memorial Union, University of MinnesotaBeginning with the 2000 publication of "White Teeth," which...

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 02:45 PM

Local fiction: A nun's story inspires a novel

This season brings four significant fiction works by Minnesota writers. Here is the true story behind one.

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 01:48 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

L.K. Hanson and Patricia Hampl star in Ploughshares

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 05:13 PM

Macomber launches new series of books

The best-selling author writes in a turret and reads a different version of the Bible every year.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 02:57 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene.

Michael Perry's new book focuses on quirky neighbor.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 10:59 AM

Major authors dip into digital waters

Some of Minnesota's best-read writers are experimenting with digital publishing and self-publishing out of necessity, and out of curiosity.

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 11:08 AM

Amanda Hocking ventures into a new (old) world

As she embarks on a national book tour, the queen of self-publishing talks about the joys of working with a traditional publisher.

Updated: August 06, 2012, - 11:47 AM

Blogger's memoir both funny and profane

Jenny Lawson's memoir may be true or may just be "mostly true," but either way, it's lots of fun.

Updated: August 05, 2012, - 06:13 PM

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