Dr Laurie Steed is a writer and researcher from Perth, Western Australia. 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.

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. His novel, You Belong Here, will be published by Margaret River Press in February, 2018. 

 

"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