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

Summer preview: Hot books for hot days

When temperatures soar, break out the novels and paperbacks. We have suggestions galore.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 12:03 PM

Summer books: Brian Freeman, Midwest murder man

Minnesota thriller writer Brian Freeman builds his bestsellers around location, location, location.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 10:00 AM

Summer books: MaryJanice Davidson, queen of the vampire novels

MaryJanice Davidson, author of the bestselling "Undead" series, writes 20 to 30 pages a day, averaging five books a year.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 10:00 AM

Poet John Caddy wins McKnight Artist Award

Forest Lake poet is honored for a lifetime of work devoted to nature.

Updated: May 17, 2012, - 11:47 AM

BOOKMARK: The envelope, please ...

This month's Carol Connolly reading series will not just bring together a group of seven writers to read aloud, though that is the main point of the evening.

Updated: May 12, 2012, - 04:46 PM

Salman Rushdie headlines the next season of Pen Pals

Armistead Maupin, Roz Chast, Alice Kaplan and Dennis Lehane round out the bill.

Updated: May 10, 2012, - 09:42 PM

THE BOOKMARK: Pete Hautman’s 'Big Crunch’ is big in L.A.

Hautman won the L.A. Times book award's Young Adult Literature prize for his sweet (but not too sweet) tale of two teens in love (but all does not go smoothly).

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 06:07 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Erdrich sisters lead fundraiser for the Loft Literary Center.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 04:23 PM

No fine print: These books are free!

Building on last year's success in Great Britain, volunteers in Minnesota and across the U.S. will offer gift of reading by handing out books at random and for free for World Book Night.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 06:34 AM

From tragedy comes a healing art project

Vadnais Heights poet Todd Boss and Bulgarian artist Maja Spasova seek stories to mark the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge disaster.

Updated: April 17, 2012, - 03:23 PM

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