Lyn Tranter is the proprietor of ALM. She spent her childhood in Australian country towns. After working in England and hitch-hiking through Europe and across Asia, she married the poet John Tranter in 1968, and has been actively involved in the Australian writing community throughout her adult life.

Australian Literary Management was established by Caroline Lurie in January 1980. Lyn joined the agency ten years later, and in 1993 became the sole owner. She has travelled widely overseas, building the agency’s reputation and establishing strong links with writers, publishers and other literary agencies.