Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., University of Denver

Kristen Iversen is the author of several books including the award-winning Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, chosen by universities across the country for their First Year Experience/Common Read programs and now a forthcoming documentary.  Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Guardian, American Scholar, Reader’s Digest, Fourth Genre, Beloit Fiction Journal, and others. She has appeared on C-Span, NPR’s Fresh Air, and BBC World Outlook, and worked extensively with A&E Biography and The History Channel.  Her forthcoming book of nonfiction explores the relationship between Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain, and she is also finishing a novel.