Interim editor | Books

Interim books editor Chris Hewitt previously worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, where he wrote about movies and theater.

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


Of course you love your pooch but 'Dogland' wonders if she loves you back

NONFICTION: Partly about the Westminster Dog Show and partly about dog happiness, Tommy Tomlinson's book is a gem.


How did this novel's heroine end up with her ex's new love's ex? It's kind of a 'Funny Story'

FICTION: Emily Henry's fizzy book is perfect for beaches this summer.


Minneapolis author says visiting set of movie starring Russell Crowe and Rami Malek was 'surreal'

From Budapest, prolific nonfiction author Jack El-Hai is on "the most fun work trip I've ever been on."


Review: Depicting a divided nation, brutal 'Civil War' feels disturbingly real

Kirsten Dunst stars as a photojournalist, documenting an alarming near-future.


Oscar winners and superstars highlight Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Frequent Coen brothers cinematographer Roger Deakins and wife/collaborator James will attend events, with several of their movies screening.


'Magpie Murders' creator Anthony Horowitz wrote 'Close to Death' and is a (dopey) character in it

FICTION: A nasty neighbor dies early on. Like the suspects, you won't miss him.


New Minneapolis romance-only bookstore is the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest

Tropes & Trifles in Minneapolis promises lots of love and lots of happily-ever-afters.


James Patterson peeks into 'The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians'

NONFICTION: They tell their best stories about why they love books.


Who wrote the 'Wicked Little Letters' that sent an English village into an uproar?

Based on a true story from the 1920s, the dark comedy stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.


Our books editor thought Romance wasn't for him. Then, he read Emily Henry

The popular genre seemed like a big hole in our book editor's reading until he realized he'd been reading it all along.