My name is Lech Blaine. I’m a writer from country Queensland. Despite having zero Eastern European ancestry, my parents named me after Lech Walesa, the thickly mustachioed former president of Poland.
Black Inc. will publish my first book Car Crash: A Memoir in 2018. This will be followed by a trilogy of narrative non-fiction works exploring the intersecting fault lines of class, trauma and mental illness within my own family and Australia more broadly.