Kristen Iversen grew up in Colorado and writes literary nonfiction and fiction. Two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, her 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; and a forthcoming literary biography of Nikola Tesla. She is also editor of the anthology Doom with a View and co-editor of the anthology Don’t Look Now. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The American Scholar, and others. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati and Literary Nonfiction editor of The Cincinnati Review. In 2020 – 2021 Iversen will be a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Professor Iversen will be on Defiance College's campus for FYE 100 classroom visits and for an evening presentation on Tuesday October 27, 2020.