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

Books: Jhumpa Lahiri, Stephen King and more

Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri will be in conversation with Louise Erdrich on Oct. 9 in Minneapolis, and that is going to be one hot ticket to get.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Sue Grafton closing in on the end of the alphabet

Best-selling crime novelist Sue Grafton tackles “W” in her latest mystery. We chatted with her in advance of her Sept. 17 Twin Cities appearance.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 01:52 PM

Along the Superior Hiking Trail, up the North Shore

On an October hiking trip up the North Shore, our correspondent clings to summer even as the leaves begin to fall.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 06:51 AM

REVIEW: 'Knocking on Heaven's Door,' by Katy Butler

Through the lives and deaths of her parents, journalist Katy Butler examines the Western medical practice of keeping old people...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 08:47 PM

REVIEW: "The Telling Room,” by Michael Paterniti

A Castilian maker of artisan cheese tells a tragic story about how his best friend stole his business.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 08:51 AM

Mary Logue talks about writing, and 'Giving Up the Ghost'

We check in with Logue to answer readers’ questions about how she writes, where her characters come from and whether or not she really, truly believes in ghosts.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 07:10 PM

A Q&A with author Mary Logue

Mary Logue knew as a child that reading was the key to the rest of the world. And at some point, she realized that writing was the key to her particular world.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 03:58 PM

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

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