Kris­ten Iversen’s books include Full Body Bur­den: Grow­ing Up in the Nuclear Shad­ow of Rocky Flats; Mol­ly Brown: Unrav­el­ing the Myth; Shad­ow Box­ing: Art and Craft in Cre­ative Non­fic­tion; Doom with a View: His­tor­i­cal and Cul­tur­al Con­texts of Rocky Flats (2020); Don’t Look Now: Things We Wish We Had­n’t Seen (2020) and a forth­com­ing lit­er­ary biog­ra­phy of Niko­la Tes­la. Full Body Bur­den has been cho­sen by more than thir­ty uni­ver­si­ties for their Com­mon Read/​First Year Expe­ri­ence pro­grams and is now a forth­com­ing doc­u­men­tary. Iversen’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Amer­i­can Schol­ar, The Nation, and oth­ers, and fel­low­ships include the Ohio Arts Coun­cil, San Jose Lit­er­ary Arts Coun­cil, Col­orado Art Ranch, and the Taft Foun­da­tion. Iversen holds a PhD from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­ver and is Pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish and Cre­ative Writ­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cincin­nati, where she is Lit­er­ary Non­fic­tion Edi­tor of the Cincin­nati Review. She divides her time between Cincin­nati and West­cliffe, Colorado.

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