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

At the Carol Connolly Readings for Writers in St. Paul

Men in hats keep audience laughing at the December Carol Connolly show.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Honorable mention: Matt Rasmussen, finalist for National Book Award

It is not usual for a poet’s first book to be reviewed all over the country, make several “best of-the-year” lists and become a finalist for a major literary award.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:17 AM

Keeping an eye on the foxes in St. Paul's Como Park

Watching a litter of red fox kits grow up in St. Paul’s Como Park proves to be a lesson in the brutal and beautiful ways of nature.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 04:27 PM

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

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

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