Laurie Hertzel | Star Tribune
Senior Editor | Books

Laurie Hertzel has worked at the Star Tribune for more than two decades as an editor and writer. Previously, she was a writer and editor at Minnesota Monthly magazine and at the Duluth News-Tribune.

Hertzel grew up in Duluth, earned an MFA from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., has written two books, and currently serve as the autobiography chairman of the National Book Critics Circle board of directors.


Bookmark: Four new (or newish) Minnesota books to read and love

  An uncomfortable truth: There are far more excellent regional books than I have space to review, more than I can ever read. Local writers…


We asked for your stories about sharing books: Here's what you said

You are passionate about sharing — but also about getting back — beloved books.


The Puppy Chronicles: Yes, Angus misbehaves, but he also does a lot of things right

Sure, Angus misbehaves. But it's time to recognize his virtues, too.


Review: 'The Sentence is Death,' by Anthony Horowitz

FICTION: Anthony Horowitz's latest murder mystery mashes up fact and fiction.


45 books to keep you reading all summer long

Life slows down in summer. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a cool drink and settle in with one of these 45 mysteries, novels, story collections and books for young adults.


10 new picture books by Minnesota writers to add to your child's shelf

A fresh crop of 10 picture books by Minnesota writers or illustrators is populated with creatures from the natural world.


With two big dogs and a shady yard, mud season lasts all summer

Twenty years of busy dogs and maturing trees have rendered our backyard grassless. Angus doesn't care — bare ground is easy to dig. And so he digs.


Review: 'Biloxi,' by Mary Miller

FICTION: "Biloxi" ponders the question whether it's possible to change in late middle age.


Bookmark: Looking back on the inaugural Wordplay writers festival

Well, in the end, it was all pretty great, wasn’t it? Starting with the weather, which had been iffy right up to the opening of…


The Puppy Chronicles: A dog door stymies Angus

When we replaced a torn screen with an actual dog door, Rosie was fine — but Angus was flummoxed.