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: 'George: A Magpie Memoir,' by Frieda Hughes

NONFICTION: A poet rescues a young magpie chick, which proceeds to take over her life.

Review: 'The Boy and the Mountain,' by Torbjørn Ekelund, translated by Becky L. Crook

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Review: 'Under the Henfluence,' by Tove Danovich

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Review: 'Still Life at Eighty,' by Abigail Thomas

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Review: 'Silver Alert,' by Lee Smith

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Our longtime books editor says goodbye — and keep reading

Books editor Laurie Hertzel says goodbye to the best job she's ever had.

Review: 'Buried Treasures: The Power of Political Fairy Tales,' by Jack Zipes

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Bookmark: The joy of reading by author

No matter what they write, you know you will read it.

Minneapolis writing fest Wordplay features Alexander Chee, Rebecca Makkai and 33 others

The summertime celebration of reading, writing and all things book moves from May to July.

Public reading honors Norton Stillman's 90th birthday

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