Norman Erikson Pasaribu is an Indonesian author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His work in Indonesian has been translated into Vietnamese, Bengali, English, French, and Dutch. He also writes in English when he wants it, and his work in English has appeared or is forthcoming in PEN Transmissions, Cordite Poetry Review, and Overland Literary Journal. His first book of poems Sergius Seeks Bacchus (trans. by Tiffany Tsao) was one of the winning entries of PEN Presents East and Southeast Asia and received a PEN Translates Award from the English PEN. He enjoys cooking, doodling, and playing video games.


  • A recipient of  Young Author Award from Southeast Asia Literary Council in 2017, selected by Seno Gumira Ajidarma and Sapardi Djoko Damono
  • An RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) fellow
  • Listed as one of the Indonesian Young Guns (aka promising young artists) by Rolling Stone Indonesia in 2016


in Indonesia (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, April 2016)
in the UK (Tilted Axis Press, March 2019)
in Australia (Giramondo, May 2019)
in etc etc <I hope!>