Lech Blaine is a writer from regional Queensland. He divides his time between Bundaberg and Toowoomba. His stories have been published in Best Australian Essays, Scum, Seizure, The Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow, Tincture and Voiceworks. He was an inaugural recipient of a Griffith Review Queensland Writers Fellowship. In 2017, he was a co-winner of the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award.
Black Inc. will release his first book Car Crash: A Memoir in early 2019. This will be followed by a trilogy of narrative non-fiction works exploring the intersecting fault lines of class, trauma and mental illness within his family and Australia more broadly.