Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Laurie Hertzel - NEWS TO ME

News to Me: Adventure of an Accidental Journalist

by Laurie Hertzel


The story of how Laurie Hertzel fell into journalism, starting as the newsroom clerk at the Duluth News-Tribune in the 1970s and becoming a reporter almost against her will. It's a sort of coming-of-age story, and a look at newsrooms back in the days of fedoras and typewriters, and the experiences of a woman in a man's world. Parts of it are pretty funny--hopefully, the parts the author intended.


BIOGRAPHY
Laurie Hertzel is the Senior Editor for Books and Special Projects at the Star Tribune, where she has worked for 14 years. Previously, she was a senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, and a reporter and editor at the Duluth News-Tribune for nearly 20 years. She has had Fellowships at Duke University and the James Thurber House, and has been a speaker and faculty member at the Nieman Conferences on Narrative Writing and Editing at Harvard
University.

BOOK LAUNCH
September 7
The Loft Literary Center
Minneapolis

SIGNINGS AND APPEARANCES
7 p.m. Aug. 31
Write-On Radio, KFAI-FM

7:30 p.m., Sept. 13
Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis

7 p.m. Sept. 16, book launch
Fitger's, Duluth

6:30 p.m., Sept. 20
Talk on memoir and creative nonfiction
Mounds View Public Library

7 p.m. Sept. 28
Talk on book clubs
Grand Rapids Public Library

4 p.m. Sept. 29
Talk, Tower Hall
College of St. Scholastica

7 p.m. Oct. 6
Micawber's Books
St. Paul

2 p.m. Oct. 16
Cross River Heritage Society
Schroeder, Minn.

WEBSITE
www.lauriehertzel.com

BLOG
http://lifewiththreedogs.blogspot.com

OTHER BOOKS
They Took My Father: American Finns in Stalin's Russia
UM Press, 2004

Real Feature Writing
(contributed one chapter) 2006.

PUBLISHER
University of Minnesota Press

PURCHASE
Indie Bound

or

Amazon

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