Lech Blaine is a writer from country Queensland. His work has been published in a range of places including Best Australian Essays, Kill Your Darlings, The Griffith Review, The Guardian, The Lifted Brow and The Monthly. He was an inaugural recipient of a Griffith Review Queensland Writers Fellowship. In 2017, he won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. In 2019, he was awarded a Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Emerging Artist Fellowship.
Black Inc. will release his first book Car Crash: A Memoir in 2020, which he wrote while running a 3-star motel in Bundaberg.
His childhood in country Queensland was the feature of a Conversations with Richard Fidler episode about the foster care system. This will be the subject of his second book.