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

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

Holiday books: 10 that reflect Minnesota and the region

From collected letters to collected stories, from memoir to adventure, these 10 books reflect Minnesota and the region.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 03:58 PM

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: November 15, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Pat Conroy: Son of Santini

Nearly 40 years after “The Great Santini,” Pat Conroy follows his bestselling debut novel with a nonfiction sequel about his violent father.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Cambridge, Mass., library rejects collection of J.F. Powers' letters

The daughter of Minnesota literary lion J.F. Powers published his letters. The book was rejected.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 01:00 AM

Poet Robert Bly launches new collection in a poignant evening

A poignant evening with Robert Bly

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Lahiri and Erdrich discuss 'The Lowland' in Minneapolis

Jhumpa Lahiri had requested no photographs, so you will just have to imagine the scene: Two lovely, intense women, both...

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota poet Matt Rasmussen shortlisted for National Book Award

His book, “Black Ap­er­ture,” also won the Walt Whit­man Award.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 08:38 AM

Memoirists write from the heart

In their new books, Twin Cities writers Kevin Fenton and Kate Hopper focus on themes that continue to captivate them

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 08:54 PM

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