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

Maureen Corrigan explains why 'Great Gatsby' is a literary miracle

In her new book, NPR critic Maureen Corrigan takes apart Fitzgerald’s masterpiece and finds it nearly perfect.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 04:13 PM

Books: Lin Enger and Marlon James lead parade of new titles

Lin Enger’s first novel in six years is a retelling of “The Odyssey,” moved to the American West in the 1880s.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Authors of "GI Brides” tell the stories of the Englishwomen who came to America after the war

New book tells the true stories of four English women who moved to America after WWII with their GI husbands.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:41 PM

November 2013: Freeman and Erdrich in conversation about the writing life

Louise Erdrich turns the tables on critic John Freeman, interviewing him about the writing life.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 04:56 PM

Author William Kent Krueger still has passion for writing

Even after awards for “Ordinary Grace” and the Cork O’Connor series, William Kent Krueger gets up every morning and writes.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 06:05 PM

Q&A with bestselling author Deborah Harkness

Writer and scholar Deborah Harkness hits bestseller gold with her All Souls trilogy.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Coffee House Press' writers in residence find inspiration

Coffee House Press is embedding artists and writers in libraries – even little ones – to look for inspiration.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 06:58 PM

Bookmark: Michael Perry has new adventure for teens

You know Michael Perry. He’s the guy who writes funny, poignant memoirs about life in rural Wisconsin. He’s written about...

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 05:21 PM

St. Paul author Stephan Eirik Clark gets 'Colbert bump' for new novel

As part of his vendetta against Amazon, comedian Stephen Colbert asks viewers to make “Sweetness No. 9” a bestseller by buying it from independent bookstores.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 10:14 AM

Interview with an author: Brad Taylor, author of 'Days of Rage'

Thriller writer Brad Taylor draws on his own special operations experience in the Mideast for his Pike Logan novels.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 01:58 PM

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