Lech Blaine is a writer from regional Queensland. He divides his time writing a book in Toowoomba and running a motel in Bundaberg. 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. In 2018, he received a Griffith Review Varuna Fellowship.
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.