BIO

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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.