Laurie Steed is the author of the 2018 WA Premier’s Book Awards Shortlisted Novel You Belong Here, published 2018, and the editor of Shibboleth and other stories, published 2016. 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 currently teaches fiction for Writers Victoria and has previously worked in advisory roles for the Small Press Network, The Emerging Writers Festival and The Australia Council for the Arts. He mentors both privately and also through Westerly,The Centre for Stories,and The Peter Cowan Writers Centre, and teaches fiction at The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.