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Laurie Steed Laurie Steed i(A129879 works by) (a.k.a. Laurence Steed)
Born: Established:
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
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Laurence Steed was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. He is a past recipient of Varuna and Rosebank Fellowships and was Writer in Residence for The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia).

He lives in Perth, Western Australia.

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y separately published work icon You Belong Here Witchcliffe : Margaret River Press , 2018 12339588 2018 single work novel

'Jen and Steven meet at sixteen and marry at eighteen.  Soon they're the parents of three young children.

'Initially, the kids keep them together until love turns to lies and the family implodes.  As they become adults, each child faces love and loss in the shadow of their family legacy.

'You Belong Here is a book about trust and connection. About what keeps us going in spite of ourselves. 

'About a place where we belong.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer
The Knife 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 57 no. 2 2012; (p. 139-148) Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 230-239) The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013; (p. 14-22)
2012 winner Patricia Hackett Prize
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