Author(s): Laurie Steed
Join us at Beaufort Street Books for an in conversation event with author Laurie Steed to discuss his recently published novel, You Belong Here.
Tuesday 17th April at 6.15pm for 6.30pm start.
Tickets $10 include cheese and wine, and maybe a few 80's themed snacks!
About the book:
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 grow into 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.
'An unforgettable exploration of the things that hold families together, and tear them apart. It finds the extraordinary in ordinary lives, and brings a tenderness, honesty, and sense of humour that’s rarely seen in Australian fiction. It’s beautifully written and stays with you long after it ends.' — Ryan O’Neill, 2017 Miles Franklin shortlisted author
'In You Belong Here, Laurie Steed brings us the Slaters, a family with all the dysfunction of an Anne Tyler novel, but with a distinctively Australian feel. At times I felt transported back to my teenage self—music blaring, face buried in a pillow, overcome with heartache, but also rather enjoying myself.’ - MELANIE CHENG, Winner, 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript
'Laurie Steed is a master at conveying relationships that could be real to any of us, writing with depth, nuance and subtlety. A beautiful read that will make these people as real to you as your own family.' - LES ZIG, Author, Just Another Week in Suburbia
Laurie Steed’s 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.
He is 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 currently teaches Advanced Fiction for Writers Victoria, and lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two young sons.