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.


Review: 'The Bullet That Missed,' by Richard Osman

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Review: 'Lucy by the Sea,' by Elizabeth Strout

FICTION: In the third novel narrated by Lucy Barton, COVID hits and Lucy heads for Maine with her ex-husband, William.


Mankato writer turned fascination with Minnesota revolutionary into a book

Part biography, part memoir, "Not the Camilla We Knew" explores the life of a woman who joined Symbionese Liberation Army.


Fall preview: Top 10 books

"The Marriage Portrait," by Maggie O'Farrell. The author of "Hamnet" imagines the fictionalized story of another real person — Lucrezia de' Medici, a Renaissance teenager…


Reviews: Two books by Gwendoline Riley

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Readers suggest ways to climb out of book slump

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24 favorite books, movies and songs that depict Queen Elizabeth II

The long life of the monarch inspired dozens of songs, movies, TV shows and books. Our critics cite these favorites.


Minneapolis writer Anne Ursu named finalist for prestigious Kirkus Prize

Winners will be announced in October


What do you read at the cabin? Readers recall lakeside reading treasures

We asked if you've discovered great books or left any behind. Here's what you said.


Mohsin Hamid, Nick Hornby headline robust fall season of free Club Book library series

Eight writers are coming for in-person and virtual events this fall in the Twin Cities area.