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

Hognander History and Kay Sexton awards winners announced

The last two big awards leading up to next month’s Minnesota Book Awards Gala have been announced. The Hognander History...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:00 PM

Listening for the call and response of courting owls

The courtship of great-horned owls takes place in the dark and cold of deepest winter. For those who stumble across...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Hoot patrol: Listening for the call and response of courting owls

The courtship of great-horned owls takes place in the dark and cold of deepest winter. For those who stumble across...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Anna Quindlen to read in Twin Cities

Prize-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Anna Quindlen will read and sign books in the Twin Cities.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Looking for home in Louisville

A trip to Louisville, the place of her birth, leaves a traveler wondering what makes one place resonate, and another place leave you cold?

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 04:51 PM

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

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