Norman Erikson Pasaribu


Norman Erikson Pasaribu is a writer of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Dubbed by the English PEN as “part of long tradition of queer Catholic writing,” his first book of poems Sergius Seeks Bacchus won a PEN Translates Award in 2018. Translated into English by Tiffany Taso, the book will be published in the UK by Tilted Axis in 2018. In 2017, he won the Young Author Award from the Southeast Asia Literary Council. In the same year he was chosen as a writer’s in residence in Vietnam by Indonesian National Book Committee and Ministry of Education and Culture. He published a collection of short stories in 2014 and is currently working on his first novel. He is one of most the most celebrated young writers in Indonesia today.


17,000 Islands of Imagination A Bilingual Anthology of Indonesian Writing (UWRF)
Sergius Seeks Bacchus (Tilted Axis)


Jakarta Arts Council Award for Sergius Seeks Bacchus
Young Author Award from Southeast Asia Literary Council
PEN Translates Grant