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Christian Bauman (born June 15, 1970) is an American novelist, essayist, and lyricist. A former soldier, Bauman is arguably best known for his critically acclaimed 2002 debut novel The Ice Beneath You, about the return of a young American soldier from Somalia. Of his 2005 novel Voodoo Lounge (about a female soldier with HIV during the 1994 occupation of Haiti), National Book Award-winning writer Robert Stone said, "The prose in Voodoo Lounge reverberates in the white space around it." Bauman's first two novels are among the very small group of war-based literary fiction produced by Generation X. His third novel, titled In Hoboken (2008), is a departure from the first two, centered on a group of young musicians in the mid-1990s, and the mental-health facility where one of them works. Reviewing In Hoboken, critic Paul Constant wrote, "Bauman is an incredible writer. This is one of those books -- like Lethem when he's cooking, say, or Chabon at his most vibrant -- when every line snaps and propels you forward." The covers of Bauman's first two novels carried quotes by Hubert Selby, Jr. and Robert Stone, respectively, and although his work is stylistically different, there are clear parallels in the sensibility and subjects of Bauman's work to those writers. Christian Bauman's short essays appeared regularly on National Public Radio's All Things Considered between 2003-2006. He also writes occasional nonfiction for IdentityTheory.com.
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