Lech Blaine is a writer from regional Queensland. 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. His second essay for the fellowship became the subject of a Conversations with Richard Fidler episode. 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.