Eivor is an eminently experienced authority on Swedish Language and Literature. Originally from Gothenburg, she studied at the University of Gothenburg where she earned a Fil. Kand and in English, specialising in pre-18th century literature. This was followed later by additional study through the University of Gothenburg and also Lund, leading to degrees in Swedish Literature and also World Literature. Her international journey began when she married an English theatre director, and they travelled internationally as they started their young family, before settling in London.
As testimony to her impeccable credentials as an expert on Swedish literature and drama, Eivor has translated over 30 plays from Swedish to English, and numerous from English to Swedish, for theatrical productions in Sweden, the UK and the US, and for the BBC. Eivor herself has penned five Swedish novels, including teen fiction. She has written (in Swedish and English) a biography on Strindberg, the Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter, and has written numerous scholarly articles on him, in addition to many other book reviews and articles. Besides writing, she has also been directed for the stage. She has received many awards in recognition of her work, from august bodies such as the Swedish Academy, British Comparative Literature Association, AngloSwedish Society and the Swedish Society of Authors. Eivor has also taught a translating course at the University of Surrey, and has worked as an official translator. She was also a teacher of Swedish A- and O-Level through the auspices of the Swedish Church in London.
Alongside all of these many achievements, been an IB Swedish Language A teacher for over 30 years, working at London-based IB Schools including Hammersmith and West London College, the International School London, and Southbank International School, and she has supervised IB Language A Self-Taught students from two other IB World Schools, inspiring hundreds of young Swedish expats and fostering in them a love for the riches of their literature and heritage.