REVIEWS

This is the place for reviews, features and thoughts relating to my debut novel, You Belong Here.

   Emily Paull    Be warned, dear reader, you will need a box of tissues at your side as you read You Belong Here.

Emily Paull
Be warned, dear reader, you will need a box of tissues at your side as you read You Belong Here.

   Nathan Hobby    You Belong Here tenderly gives literary shape to normal lives: the small-scale tragedies, long-running family feuds, the fleeting moments of joy, and the boredom and confusion.

Nathan Hobby
You Belong Here tenderly gives literary shape to normal lives: the small-scale tragedies, long-running family feuds, the fleeting moments of joy, and the boredom and confusion.

   Sam Van Zweden    Steed has compressed an incredible story between these two covers.

Sam Van Zweden
Steed has compressed an incredible story between these two covers.

   The AU Review    It seems safe to assume that we’ll be hearing Steed’s name plenty more in the future.    

The AU Review
It seems safe to assume that we’ll be hearing Steed’s name plenty more in the future.

 

   Joanne Shiells    Without doubt, Steed is a talent to watch.    

Joanne Shiells
Without doubt, Steed is a talent to watch.
 

      Herald Sun    A little gem.

 

Herald Sun
A little gem.

    WritingWA    Funny, sad, sensual and deeply real.


WritingWA
Funny, sad, sensual and deeply real.

    Nicole McAlinden    Steed is a master of a rollicking good yarn.


Nicole McAlinden
Steed is a master of a rollicking good yarn.

   Westerly    It’s both fascinating and admirable the way that Steed moves seamlessly...from eldest to youngest, parent to child, focusing on the lives of each individual while still maintaining that essence of a family nucleus.

Westerly
It’s both fascinating and admirable the way that Steed moves seamlessly...from eldest to youngest, parent to child, focusing on the lives of each individual while still maintaining that essence of a family nucleus.

          Australian Book Review (Paywall)    Interwoven short story collections are often at their best when they offer multiple perspectives on the same event. Laurie Steed does this well in his début novel You Belong Here, as he captures the life of a single family through the multiplicity of its members.

 


 

Australian Book Review (Paywall) 
Interwoven short story collections are often at their best when they offer multiple perspectives on the same event. Laurie Steed does this well in his début novel You Belong Here, as he captures the life of a single family through the multiplicity of its members.

          Kill Your Darlings    In this book, just like in the real world, belonging is an imperfect and ever-changing experience.


 

 

Kill Your Darlings
In this book, just like in the real world, belonging is an imperfect and ever-changing experience.

       Whispering Gums     A book that at its beginning I thought of as just another novel about a dysfunctional family surprised me with its insights, warmth, relevance to us all, and above all, its writing pizzazz. Well-worth reading.





Whispering Gums

A book that at its beginning I thought of as just another novel about a dysfunctional family surprised me with its insights, warmth, relevance to us all, and above all, its writing pizzazz. Well-worth reading.