Laurie Steed is the author of the 2018 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlisted novel You Belong Here and the editor of Shibboleth and other stories. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has been published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has been published by The Courier Mail, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Aerogramme Writer’s Studio, The Big Issue, The Emerging Writers Festival Reader, and The Emerging Writer: An Insider’s Guide to Growing Your Writing.
He is the recipient of writing fellowships from the University of Iowa, the Baltic Writing Residency, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, the Katherine Susannah Prichard Foundation and the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Western Australia). He won the Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction in 2012, and in 2014 was selected as the first Australian Fellow in the history of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars.
He currently teaches short fiction for Writers Victoria and has previously worked in advisory roles for the Small Press Network, the Emerging Writers Festival and Australia Council for the Arts. He mentors both privately and also through Westerly, Centre for Stories, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, and teaches fiction at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife and two young sons.