Eivor Martinus was born in Sweden but moved to England in1963. She has translated and adapted plays by Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, Stephen Lowe and Caryl Churchill for Swedish theatres, but since the mid eighties she has translated fifteen of Strindberg´s plays into English for the stage and adapted several Swedish classics for the BBC Radio.
Eivor took her degree in English and Swedish Literature. Four of her own plays have been produced in England and the U.S and seven of her Strindberg translations have been done in New York.
She has translated and directed The Soldier's Tale, The Magic Flute and Shakespeare on Love for the Lyckå Chamber Music Festival in Southern Sweden.
She has received awards for her work from the Swedish Writers' Union, the Swedish Academy and the British Comparative Literature Association.