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

New book will tell the story of Zach Sobiech, who wrote the song "Clouds”

Laura Sobiech of Lakeland, Minn., whose son Zach died of cancer last year, has written a memoir about his life....

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Minneapolis writer Kate DiCamillo wins second Newbery Medal

Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” a book about a girl and a squirrel, won the John Newbery Medal, considered the most prestigious award in children’s literature.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Minnesota Book Award finalists announced

Many past winners are among this year’s honorees.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Interview with Ruth Ozeki

The author of the Booker short-listed “A Tale for the Time Being” is coming to St. Paul.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 11:32 AM

Club Book brings in Berg, Sullivan and others

J. Courtney Sullivan, Nikki Giovanni and Elizabeth Berg, plus a host of regional writers will kick off this year’s free, suburban authors series.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 03:47 PM

At the Carol Connolly Readings for Writers in St. Paul

Men in hats keep audience laughing at the December Carol Connolly show.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Honorable mention: Matt Rasmussen, finalist for National Book Award

It is not usual for a poet’s first book to be reviewed all over the country, make several “best of-the-year” lists and become a finalist for a major literary award.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:17 AM

Keeping an eye on the foxes in St. Paul's Como Park

Watching a litter of red fox kits grow up in St. Paul’s Como Park proves to be a lesson in the brutal and beautiful ways of nature.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Author, Author! A night with Amy Tan

Tan dug deep into her family’s past while writing “The Valley of Amazement” and uncovered fascinating stories of abandonment and...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Season's readings: Holiday book recommendations and gift guide

When we asked the simple question, “What was the best book you read this year?” readers flooded us with answers.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:43 PM

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