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 read all day. (When she’s not opening boxes.)

Recent content from Laurie Hertzel

Holiday books roundup: Regional

FICTION"AMERICAN BOY" by Larry Watson (Milkweed Editions, $24)After a lengthy hiatus, the author of "Montana 1948" is back with a...

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 11:23 AM

Holiday roundup: Wrapped up in books

Readers recall their favorite gifts of books.

Updated: November 27, 2011, - 08:55 AM

Holiday books roundup: Gift books

"MONUMENTAL PARIS" by Hervé Champollion and Aude de Tocqueville (218 color photos and six gatefolds, Vendome, $150)Redesign your coffee table...

Updated: November 26, 2011, - 05:29 PM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Milkweed Editions establishes major poetry award

Updated: November 19, 2011, - 05:20 PM

From wild turkeys to 'The Secret Garden,' author shares her life

Novelist Ann Beattie's latest work uses fiction to bring former First Lady Pat Nixon's life into focus. Here, she answers 10 questions.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 05:23 PM

Artist with a tool belt

Cartoonist and author Chris Monroe found inspiration for her picture books while toiling in a hardware store. Now she's working with Kevin Kling on a tale about sibling rivalry and love.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 06:02 AM

Stacy Schiff's remarkable obsession

Stacy Schiff was pretty happy, working as an editor in New York. Then she got an idea for a biography, and it wouldn't let her go.

Updated: November 06, 2011, - 10:54 AM

BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to speak on his journey with dyslexia.

Updated: November 04, 2011, - 10:12 AM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Allsburg will discuss "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick" at the Fitzgerald.

Updated: October 29, 2011, - 01:19 PM

NONFICTION REVIEW: Katz's latest comes to grips with the loss of a pet

In essays and illuminating stories, Jon Katz reminds us that grieving the loss of an animal we love is natural.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 01:52 PM

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