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

BOOKMARK: As Apple Valley B&N closes, bookstores rally for Indies First

This time, it is the Barnes & Noble in Apple Valley. The bookstore is closing on Dec. 31, the fourth...

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 01:12 PM

A Q&A with John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series

Author John Connolly sets his Charlie Parker mystery series in the Maine of his memories.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 01:02 PM

'Bookmatch' pairs up writers and readers

New “Bookmatch” program matches up readers and books — and music and desserts.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 03:21 PM

Author James McBride finds humor in pain and pain in humor

The bestselling author doesn't find everything funny. Humor, he notes, depends on context. He will speak Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:02 AM

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

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