Martina Thomson, born in Berlin of Austrian parents, came to England as a child. She remembers Paula Ludwig visiting her home as a family friend. Her other books are On Art and Therapy (1991) and the pamphlet Ferryboats (Hearing Eye, 2008). Seven of her Paula Ludwig translations have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation. She lived and worked in Camden Town. and died in 2013. David Gentleman wrote an obituary of her in the Guardian.