Lech Blaine is an award-winning writer from Toowoomba, Queensland. His work appears widely, including in The Best Australian Essays, Meanjin, The Guardian, Griffith Review and The Monthly. An inaugural Griffith Review Queensland Writing Fellow, he won the 2017 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award and the 2019 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Emerging Artist Fellowship. Car Crash is his first book.
His Quarterly Essay on the larrikin myth, masculinity and politics comes out in September.