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

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

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

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