“What makes this book so powerful is not only this persistent revealing of the truth, but also Iversen’s ability to shift gears from the journalistic and factual to the aesthetic and metaphorical.” Brevity Magazine, January 2013.
Mother Jones named Full Body Burden as one of the Best Books of 2012.
Kirkus Reviews named Full Body Burden as one of the Best Books of 2012.
The Atlantic named Full Body Burden as one of the Best Books About Justice of 2012.
New York Times review of Full Body Burden, September 9, 2012.
“Intimate…Powerful…A potent examination of the dangers of secrecy…A serious and alarming book [with] its share of charming moments.”
–Dwight Garner, New York Times
NPR’s FRESH AIR
Kristen Iversen’s interview with NPR’s FRESH AIR, June 12, 2012
The Atlantic: A Sept. 11th Catastrophe You’ve Probably Never Heard About
Kristen Iversen’s interview with The Atlantic on September 10, 2012.
Orion Magazine review of Full Body Burden (November/December 2012 issue)
“Iversen’s compelling prose draws the reader through both narratives and leaves the feeling that Full Body Burden is an important contribution to both nuclear literature and memoir.”
OnEarth: A Survival Guide for the Planet review of Full Body Burden
“Her writing mixes the lyrical and the logical. This is a real coming-of-age-in-nuclear-America story . . . Iversen’s tale joins the growing ranks of what might be termed “environmental memoir,” a genre popularized by a cadre of women directly indebted to Rachel Carson: Terry Tempest Williams (Refuge), Sandra Steingraber (Living Downstream), Nancy Nichols (Lake Effect), and Nancy Langston (Toxic Bodies).
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Maryn McKenna, for the series Superbug Summer Books on August 12, 2012.
Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Colorado Public Radio, August 1, 2012. To hear the interview, click on “listen” above Kristen’s author photo.
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Joe Muscolino on August 10, 2012. Read on to discover Iversen’s literary interests: A tape recorder in the car, the staying power of poetry, a physical/digital mix, and “the ability to shut out doubt and all those who doubt you.”
Daily Helmsman, The Independent Student Newspaper of The University of Memphis
Paul Crum’s in-depth interview of Kristen Iversen on September 13.
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Orion Magazine on August 6, 2012.
Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts about Books and Publishing
Andy Ross, literary agent in Oakland, California, interviews Kristen Iversen on August 5, 2012.
George Kenney interviews Kristen Iversen about Full Body Burden.
Full Body Burden on C-SPAN BOOK TV
Hour-long reading and discussion of Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen
The Telegraph (UK) review of Full Body Burden
“Full Body Burden is one of those rare, life-changing works whose quiet, insistent moral authority commands us to read on and to remember. ”
Boingboing review of Full Body Burden
“Full Body Burden will get you thinking about the way society and technology interact.”
DENVER POST review of Full Body Burden
“Iversen has left us a beautiful memoir that recognizes the inevitable intrusion of greater social forces in all our lives and the risk we take in ignoring them. ”
BOOKPAGE review of Full Body Burden
“With meticulous reporting and a clear eye for details, Iversen has crafted a chilling, brilliantly written cautionary tale about the dangers of blind trust. Through interviews, sifting through thousands of records (some remain sealed) and even a stint as a Rocky Flats receptionist, she uncovers decades of governmental deception. Full Body Burden is both an engrossing memoir and a powerful piece of investigative journalism.”
DCB Reads review of Full Body Burden
“Silence has lasting, unraveling consequences.” A review in DCB Reads.
Interview with Kristen Iversen. Exposed: The Untold Legacy of a Secret Nuclear Weapons Plant Near a Major American City
Kristen Iversen’s interview with CultureMob, July 2, 2012
Excerpt in Reader’s Digest (PDF file 1.0MB)
Kristen Iversen’s excerpt of FULL BODY BURDEN in Reader’s Digest, July 12, 2012
Excerpt in THE NATION (PDF file 225.2KB)
Kristen Iversen’s excerpt of FULL BODY BURDEN in The Nation, June 11, 2012
Author Q&A: Kristen Iversen (Full Body Burden), by Matt Borondy, June 18, 2012
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Leonard Gill from the MEMPHIS FLYER, June 14, 2012
OFF THE SHELF
Kristen Iversen’s interview with the BOULDER BOOK STORE, June 15, 2012
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Stephen Usery at BOOK TALK, WYPL 89.3, June 9, 2012
IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET
Kristen Iversen’s interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, June 8, 2012