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Summary

Laurie Steed is an author, editor, short story writer, mentor, creative writing teacher, and manuscript assessor. He is the editor of Shibboleth and other stories, published in 2016, and his debut novel, You Belong Here, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

Biography

Laurie Steed is the award-winning author of You Belong Here, published in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, and the editor of Shibboleth and other stories, published in 2016. 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, and elsewhere.

He is the winner of the 2021 Henry Handel Richardson Flagship Fellowship for short story writing, and won the 2012 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, Varuna - The National Writer's House, and The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation, he completed his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia in 2015.

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 The Australia Council for the Arts. He also mentors through The Centre for Stories and The Peter Cowan Writers Centre, and teaches at The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Relevant qualifications

2015: PhD (Creative Writing) - UWA
2010: Master of Publishing and Editing - Monash University
2002: Bachelor of Journalism - Murdoch University
1997: Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) - Edith Cowan University

Recent experience

2020 Romance Writers of Australia Virtual Conference 2020 : Workshop Presenter

2020 Perth Festival: Panel Facilitator - 'Invisible Boys' (featuring Holden Sheppard) and 'You Don't Know Me' (featuring Sara Foster)

2019 Maylands Library: NaNoWriMo Workshop, 'The Six Keys to Creating Great Characters', Workshop Instructor

2019 KSP Spring Story Retreat: Teacher, Co-coordinator and Workshop Instructor

2019 English Teachers Association of Western Australia Conference - Alexandra Solosy Memorial Lecture

2019 Perth Festival: Panel Facilitator - 'Collected Works' (featuring Holden Sheppard, Cassie Lynch, Alec Patric, and Zoe Deleuil) and 'Aesthetics, Arguments and Anthills' (featuring Susan Midalia, Gail Jones, and Greg Fleet)

2018 KSP First Edition Weekend Writers' Retreat: Teacher, Co-coordinator and Workshop Instructor

2018 New Norcia Writers' Festival: Interviewed by Will Yeoman about You Belong Here.

2018 Perth Festival: Interviewed by Ray Glickman about You Belong Here. Panel guest for 'Performance' anxiety (featuring myself, Robert Lukins and Rachel Khong), moderated by Susan Midalia.

Publications

You Belong Here

You Belong Here

Publisher: Margaret River Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Literary Fiction

Shibboleth and other stories

Shibboleth and other stories

Publisher: Margaret River Press

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Literary Fiction

Award Winning Australian Writing 2013

Award Winning Australian Writing 2013

Publisher: Melbourne Books

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Literary Fiction

Best Australian Storie 2013

Best Australian Storie 2013

Publisher: Black Inc

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Literary Fiction

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.lauriesteed.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LaurieSteedAuthor/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lauriesteedauthor/

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