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Görel Kristina Näslund (1940–) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings

(Görel Kristina Carheden)


Born 1940, in Röbäck, Sweden; partner's name Gullmar. Education: Degree in home economics; University of Minnesota, studied journalism; Karolinska Institutet, Ph.D. (psychology). Hobbies and other interests: Skiing, cooking.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Kärnhuset, Drottning Kristinas väg 19, 193 35 Sigtuna, Sweden.


Psychologist, educator, pomologist, and writer. Established French cooking school. Teacher of Swedish in Denver, CO, c. 1960s; Expressen (daily newspaper), Stockholm, Sweden, journalist beginning 1970; freelance writer; apple expert; currently psychologist in private practice.


(As Görel Kristina Carheden) Foods and Festivals, Swedish Style, illustrated by Dick Sutphen, Dillon Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1968.

(Translator, as Görel Kristina Carheden) Swedish Cooking, Inca Forlaget, 1971.

Vår Skona Grona Mat (for children), illustrated by Kristina Digman, Raben & Sjogren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1977, translated by Lauren Brown as Our Apple Tree, Roaring Brook Press (New Milford, CT), 2005.

Vår första svampbok, Raben & Sjogren (Stockholm, Sweden), 1998.

100 älskade äpplen, illustrated by Ingrid af Sandeberg, Kärnhuset (Sigtuna, Sweden), 2002.

Lilla äppelboken (for children), illustrated by Kristina Digman, Raben & Sjogren (Stockholm, Sweden), 2002.

Lilla vinterboken (for children), illustrated by Kristina Digman, Raben & Sjogren (Stockholm, Sweden), 2005.

Vem var det där?: en bok om ansiktsblindhet, Kärnhuset (Sigtuna, Sweden), 2006.

Author of numerous other books published in Swedish, including stories for children and books on cooking, psychology, and apples.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, August, 2005, Gillian Engberg, review of Our Apple Tree, p. 2035.

Children's Bookwatch, February, 2006, review of Our Apple Tree.

Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2005, review of Our Apple Tree, p. 794.

School Library Journal, November, 2005, Genevieve Gallagher, review of Our Apple Tree, p. 118.


Kärnhuset Web site, http://www.karnhuset.com/(May 29, 2006), "Görel Kristina Näslund."

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