Born in 1915, Eva Liljegren died in 2000. She worked as an editor (at Bonniers pubishing house in Stockholm between 1959 and 1980) and translator, mostly from German. Among her authors were the Nobel prize winner Heinrich Böll and Günter Grass, Elias Canetti and Elfriede Jelinek, but even classic writers like Jane Austen and Hermann Hesse. She also translated Karen Blixen and Helle Stangerup from Danish.
She won several literary awards in Sweden, among them De Nio's Translator Prize in 1989 and Natur och Kultur's Translator Prize in 1990.