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

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

Minnesota writer wins lifetime achievement award

The annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize recognizes his work illuminating soldiers' experiences in the Vietnam War.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 02:16 PM

Free writing series snags Pulitzer winner

The fall/winter lineup of Talk of the Stacks brings acclaimed authors to the Mpls. Central Public Library.

Updated: July 30, 2012, - 09:01 PM

Good eye, good eye!

Softball games bring teams of determined girls -- and their families -- together for a summer of content.

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 03:47 PM

FICTION: "The Age of Miracles"

Karen Thompson Walker's "The Age of Miracles" sold for $1 million in a bidding war.

Updated: July 23, 2012, - 08:39 AM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Knockout's latest issue is a real knockout.

Updated: July 21, 2012, - 04:20 PM

FICTION: "The Age of Miracles," by Karen Thompson Walker

A luminous mixture of realism and dystopian fiction.

Updated: July 21, 2012, - 04:18 PM

FICTION: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry," by Rachel Joyce.

A man heads out on a walking journey to deliver a letter to a dying friend.

Updated: July 21, 2012, - 04:18 PM

BOOKMARK: 'Minnesota Mayhem' reveals a dark past

"Minnesota Mayhem" is a compendium of murders, accidents, fires, blizzards and all kinds of other unfortunate incidents.

Updated: July 17, 2012, - 09:34 AM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Students from Champlin Park and Anoka high schools -- rivals in athletics -- are teaming up for a big reading event this summer and fall.

Updated: July 07, 2012, - 04:46 PM

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