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Mia Gröndahl

Mia Gröndahl is a journalist, horticulturalist and author. After twenty years as a journalist in Jerusalem and Cairo, she returned to Sweden and became one of the founders of The Friends of Christine, a cultural association that directs Christinehof Castle. In her free time she cultivates Killahusets Garden in beautiful Österlen in Skåne. Among her publications are Dreams of JerusalemLewis Larsson and American Colony Photogrpahers (2005); Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of the New Egypt ((2013), in English; Österlen’s Heritage Roses (2016); and The Love Scandal of the Century (2021). She also participated in the anthology Swedes in the Holy Land (2021) and co-edited as well as contributed to the anthology Power and Creativity, a biography of Christina Piper (2021).

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Regular reunions with family and friends
  2. Summer in Sweden
  3. My camera and passport
  4. My Birkenstocks
  5. My garden and its roses
  6. Rowing on the Nile
  7. My rose ring from Oman
  8. Fresh coriander
  9. My computer
  10. Perfume