Dr Lyn Gallacher is a Features Producer for ABC Radio National where she currently produces programs for The History Listen. Over the years her stories have won a variety of awards, including a European Union Award for Journalism 2010.


Lyn has two PhDs—her first was in Literature, and in 2023 she completed her second, this time in Geography. She’s also been a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, an Artist-in-residence at Bundanon, a judge for the Prime Minister’s Literary awards, and a presenter at Writers’ Festivals around the country. In 2012 she was a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia where she undertook research into the important Australian literary figure, Nancy Keesing.


She lives in South Gippsland, near the southern tip of the Australian mainland, with Michael Shirrefs,  colour-coordinated alpacas, and the occasional koala.