Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is a novelist and short story writer from Perth, Western Australia. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian StoriesAward Winning Australian WritingThe AgeMeanjinOverland, Island, Westerly, and elsewhere. He completed his PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Western Australia in 2015. He is the recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, and The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. He has also been shortlisted for the WA Writer's fellowship in the 2024 WA Premier's Book Awards. His debut novel, You Belong Here, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. His second book, Love, Dad: Confessions of an Anxious Father, was published in 2023. Greater City Shadows is his third book, and previously won the 2021 Henry Handel Richardson Flagship Fellowship for Short Story Writing, was shortlisted for the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award, and published in 2024.