Laurie Steed is a short story writer and novelist from Perth, Western Australia. His fiction has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac and elsewhere.

He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Rosebank, Varuna, The University of Iowa and The Fellowship of Writers (WA). In April 2014, he became the first Australian writer to be granted fellowship in the history of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars.

His debut novel-in-stories, You Belong Here, is expected in 2015. 

 

"Laurie Steed's stories are sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, and always beautifully written. He is a writer to watch."

– Ryan O'Neill

"Laurie Steed is one of the exciting new names in Australian writing - his stories are smart, souful and challenging. I can't wait to see what he does next."

– Paddy O'Reilly

"Laurie Steed has dedicated himself to the short story form, and his passion for it shows through in his work. His stories provide those moments of insight one hopes for in fiction: insight into how we live and relate as lovers, parents and families."

– Nathan Hobby

"Laurie's enthusiasm for his craft is wonderfully infectious; his writing is honest and elegant. I recommend him in every way."

– Brigid Lowry