Laurie Steed is the Patricia Hackett Prize winning author of You Belong Here, and lives in Perth, Western Australia. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac and elsewhere.
He teaches Advanced Fiction for Writers Victoria and is a member of the Editorial Board of Margaret River Press. In 2014, he became the first Australian writer granted fellowship in the history of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars and, in May 2015, he was selected for The 2016 Bernheim Writers Residency in Kentucky, USA.
"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, soulful 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