Lech Blaine is an award-winning writer and journalist from Queensland. Lech is author of the critically-acclaimed Car Crash: A Memoir and the bestselling Quarterly Essay Top Blokes.
Car Crash was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and two categories at the Queensland Literary Awards. In October 2022, Car Crash will be published in North America and the United Kingdom by Greystone Books.
Lech’s work has been published in places like Best Australian Essays, Good Weekend, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, The Griffith Review, The Guardian 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.
Hi Lech, I just want to say that I really enjoy your writing. I stumbled across your works via twitter (Chris Murphy), so who said social media delivers nothing!
Keep writing, you are bloody good!
I just read your story in The Lifted Brow. I enjoyed it a lot. I love your writing style. Look forward to reading more.
Happy new year!
Listening to you on conversations! Wow what an interesting life! Read another price online keep up the great writing!!
Just listened to conversations also & wow, what an eventful life so far. I now look forward to reading your publications. Happiness to all.
Lech it was great listening to you on ABC Conversations today. You have a great gift of story telling.
I was enthralled. I look forward to reading your works but would much rather get the audio with you narrating.
Wishing you all the best for your future xx
I just listened to you on Conversations-you are a wonderful storyteller. I so look forward to reading your book! All the best.
You write good, young man!
I have just finished “Hillsong’s strange tides”. Well researched and well written. Thanks.
I don’t think I’ve ever Googled a magazine writer before, but felt compelled to after reading your Hillsong piece in The Monthly and remembering your name from last year’s article on how Queenslanders voted in the general election.
The Hillsong piece was masterful. The writing was non-judgemental, but the facts – as you so artfully arranged them – less so.
Please keep doing exactly what you’re doing!
HI Mate, listened to you on “Conversations”. So clear and articulate. Came away with alot to think about. Thanks
HI Lech, I just listened to your conversation with Richard Fidler this morning and I enjoyed it very much and glad you are in the world. Thanks
Hi Lech, just finished car crash after hearing you on Betooda. Was a really nice read especially for a young Australian male and even had me in tears. Cheers.
I heard about your book on BBC’s outlook; reading it now…I’ll check in when I finish it…great writer, lad