Kristen Iversen is the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Book Award, and selected as one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, the American Library Association, and Mother Jones magazine. Full Body Burden was also chosen as Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic and was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Iversen’s work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Reader’s Digest, Fourth Genre, and other publications, and she has appeared on PBS, C-Span, NPR’s Fresh Air, and BBC World Service’s Outlook. She has worked extensively with A&E Biography and The History Channel, and has lectured widely across the US and abroad. She holds a PhD from the University of Denver and currently heads the PhD program in Literary Nonfiction at the University of Cincinnati. Iversen is prior managing editor of The Pinch and Reed Magazine, and served as an editor at Denver Quarterly.

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