Senior Editor | Books

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

Bookmark: The Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop turns 10

We caught up with workshop founder Jen Bowen.

Review: 'LaserWriter II,' by Tamara Shopsin

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REVIEW: 'A Line to Kill,' by Anthony Horowitz

FICTION: A wealthy playboy is found murdered during a writers festival, and the line of suspects is long.

Bookmark: Order books now for holidays

Supply chain issues are delaying printing and shipping. Order early to ensure you get what you need.

DON'T MISS: 'The Electricity of Every Living Thing,' by Katherine May

Don't Miss: 'The Electricity of Every Living Thing,' by Katherine May

Meet Gwen Westerman, the new state poet laureate

First Native to hold role hopes to shine a spotlight on the state's many poets and encourage young people to write.

The Puppy Chronicles: The nose knows

A dog's nose is 100 million times more sensitive than yours. Sniffing games and nose work give those mighty snouts a great workout.

The lost manuscript of Kate DiCamillo

Her new book, "The Beatryce Prophecy," sprang from a rediscovered draft that she had abandoned after the death of her beloved mother.

Long-lost manuscript sparked a new book by famed Minneapolis author Kate DiCamillo

Her new book "The Beatryce Prophecy" sprang from a draft she started and then abandoned after the death of her beloved mother.

10 most anticipated, must-read books of the fall

'Harlem Shuffle'Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead tells the story of a cash-strapped furniture salesman in 1960s Harlem who turns to shady ways to provide for…