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Editor in Residence: Dr. Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is the author of the interlinked story collection You Belong Here and is currently working on The Bear, a novel-in-stories. 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. His non-fiction has appeared in Australian Book Review, Bookseller + Publisher, Kill Your Darlings, The Courier Mail, The Big Issue, The Emerging Writers Festival Reader, The Emerging Writer: An Insider’s Guide To Growing Your Writing, and elsewhere.

He won the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and the Creative Works Prize at the 2013 Higher Degree by Research Achievement Awards. A recipient of 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 Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia in 2015.

He has taught writing, publishing and editing at Monash University and Deakin University, and currently teaches Advanced Fiction for Writers Victoria. He is on the Editorial Board for Margaret River Press, is a former advisory consultant for the Emerging Writers Festival, and lives with his family in Perth, Western Australia.

His specialist area is short fiction, and is particularly interested in helping emerging writers develop their work to that of a publishable standard. He is on the Editorial Board for Margaret River Press and is the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships. He is available for one on one consultations and will help you to develop your work.

Call (08) 9301 2282 or Email cowan05@bigpond.com to book a consultation.

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