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 Twist of a Knife,' by Anthony Horowitz


56 great books to give as holiday gifts — or keep for yourself

Curl up somewhere cozy with these novels, books for kids and young adults, regional offerings, memoirs and histories.

Review: 'The Queen: Her Life,' by Andrew Morton

Books in brief

10 tips for discussion at your book club, especially if you didn't like the book

Sometimes it's hard to talk about a book without alienating your friends.

Review: 'Fatty Fatty Boom Boom,' by Rabia Chaudry

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Minneapolis poet Heid E. Erdrich wins Bobbitt Poetry Prize

The Library of Congress will honor her for "Little Big Bully" in December.

Review: 'Meredith, Alone,' by Claire Alexander

Books in brief

Review: 'Still True,' by Maggie Ginsberg

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Louise Erdrich wins Berresford Prize

The $50,000 prize goes to people who have worked to champion other artists and writers.

Review: 'The Year of the Puppy,' by Alexandra Horowitz

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