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Lech Blaine is an award-winning writer and journalist from country Queensland. Lech is author of the critically-acclaimed Car Crash: A Memoir and the bestselling Quarterly Essay Top Blokes. 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.