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

Coffee House Press debut novelist wins Baileys Prize

Irish writer Eimear McBride beats Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri for the award.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 07:19 PM

Turn a new page, with books for summer

Four Minnesota authors, plus our critics and readers, suggest books to get lost in during our fleeting sunny months.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Summer books: 5 paperbacks you must read--and then ten more.

Maybe you missed them in hardcover — or want to read them again.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 08:06 AM

Eulogy for an owlet

A great horned owl chick brings neighbors together in anticipation, joy and sorrow. It had no idea when it fell that so many hearts were broken

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Meet Cary J. Griffith, author of the Star Tribune's summer book serial, "Savage Minnesota”

Cary J. Griffith sets his mysteries in the outdoors, drawing on a childhood love of nature.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 10:29 AM

Robert Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for Bly

Bly comes out for Poetry Month, and the poets come out for Bly.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 05:35 PM

Obituary: Mystery author Harold Adams was known for S.D. stories

The small-town, Depression-era hotel in Corbin, S.D., where most of Harold Adams’ mystery novels took place was based on a...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Minneapolis' Graywolf Press wins second Pulitzer in three years

The award for “3 Sections,” a collection of poetry by Vijay Seshadri, comes just four months after Tracy K. Smith won the Pulitzer for “Life on Mars.”

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 06:10 AM

Elizabeth Strout's novels are suffused with the salty tang of Maine

A writer can find her voice in all kinds of ways: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout found hers through stand-up comedy.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 03:27 PM

Winners of the Minnesota Book Awards announced

The mystery writer tied the record set by Louise Erdrich.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 10:07 PM

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