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

Heavy hitters are rolling out big books all summer long

Summer books are usually the lighter stuff — potboilers, romances, mysteries. This year, though, significant books by notable authors continue unabated, straight through June, July and August.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 10:39 AM

Bestselling author Paul Barrett takes aim at 'Glock'

Paul Barrett, whose New York Times bestseller is about “America’s gun,” will speak Monday in Roseville.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 08:10 PM

In search of the Grand Canyon

Star Tribune books editor Laurie Hertzel recalls a trip to the Grand Canyon with great views — of her own feet.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 02:49 PM

Second annual World Book Night will be April 23.

Tuesday is the second annual World Book Night USA, a day set aside for volunteers to give away special editions of 30 different titles.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 02:59 PM

Executive editor is force behind Graywolf Press' recent success

In recent years, books published by Graywolf Press have won just about every significant literary award there is. In nearly...

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 09:12 AM

Louise Erdrich wins fifth Minnesota Book Award

With the award for “The Round House,” she becomes the state’s most celebrated author.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 11:48 PM

Writer examines how autism helps ‘drive the world forward’

Author John Elder Robison was already a success in life, but once he found out he was autistic, his life changed – in a good way

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:40 PM

Cracked Walnut reading series promises a reading a day for a month

Poets and writers are coming to a coffee shop near you, every evening for a month.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 04:39 PM

Author Terry Tempest Williams' new book celebrates the voices of women

Terry Tempest Williams' latest book examines the authenticity of women's lives and the determination needed to share them honestly.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 09:49 AM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

'Future Cities' published by Bascom Hill press, a collection of quirky sci-fi stories.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:19 PM

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