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Jon Bauer Jon Bauer i(A132072 works by) (a.k.a. Jonathan Bauer)
Born: Established: Surrey,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Jon Bauer grew up in England. He began dividing his time between the UK and Australia during the 1990s and was later granted permanent Australian residency (under a Distinguished Talent visa). Bauer has written short and long fiction and plays for stage and radio. His work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Sleepers Almanac and Torpedo Literary Journal.

For further information, see Bauer's website,

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Rocks in the Belly Carlton North : Scribe , 2010 Z1679624 2010 single work novel

'Rocks in the Belly tells the story of an eight-year-old boy and the adult he becomes. When he is young his mother fosters boys, despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her son: jealousy that reaches unmanageable proportions when she fosters Robert, a child she can't help bonding with. As the connection between them grows, the son's envy triggers an event that profoundly changes everyone. Especially Robert.

'At twenty-eight, still haunted by his childhood, the son returns to face his mother, who is now chronically ill. He hasn't forgiven her for what happened to Robert, and yet she isn't the same domineering woman anymore. Now she's the dependent one and he the dominant force - a power he can't help but abuse.

'Written in two startlingly original voices, Rocks in the Belly is about the effortless destruction we wreak on one another in the simple pursuit of our own happiness, and a reminder that we never leave our childhood behind. A fast-paced, powerful, yet often beautiful and funny novel.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 shortlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2011 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2011 winner Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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