Laurie Steed is the author of the novel You Belong Here, due to be published in March, 2018 by Margaret River Press. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Review of Australian Fiction, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Bookseller + Publisher, Kill Your Darlings, The Courier Mail, The Big Issue, The Emerging Writers Festival Reader, The Emerging Writer: An Insider's Guide to Growing Your Writing, and elsewhere.
He won the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and the Creative Works Prize at the 2013 Higher Degree by Research Achievement Awards. A recipient of funded fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia), he completed his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia in 2015, and edited the Margaret River Press Short Story Award collection Shibboleth and other stories in 2016.
He has taught writing, publishing and editing at Monash University and Deakin University, and for the Queensland Writers’ Centre, and currently teaches Advanced Fiction for Writers Victoria. He has appeared at the Perth Writers’ Festival, The Melbourne Writers’ Festival, and the Emerging Writers Festival, where he was also an advisory consultant from 2009-2012. He lives with his family in Perth, Western Australia.