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Norman Erikson Pasaribu


Born Jakarta (Mar 18, 1990), currently resides in Jakarta
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Norman Erikson Pasaribu is an Indonesian poet whose work is both playful and intricate. Their first poetry book to be translated into English (by Tiffany Tsao, who also translated Happy Stories), Sergius Seeks Bacchus, won the pair a PEN Translates award. Norman is also a translator and editor, and their writing highlights their intimate familiarity with language and how to mold it into art.1

Their first collection of short stories, Hanya Kamu yang Tahu Berapa Lama Lagi Aku Harus Menunggu, was published by GPU in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Khatulistiwa Literary Award 2014. Their short story “Sepasang Sosok yang Menunggu” was included in the anthology Laki-Laki Pemanggul Goni: Cerpen Pilihan Kompas 2012. 2

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Happy Stories, Mostly
Collection of Short Stories
168 page(s), Feminist Press
Happy Stories, Mostly
Collection of Short Stories
143 page(s), Giramondo Publishing
Happy Stories, Mostly
Collection of Short Stories
page(s), Tilted Axis Press
Cerita-cerita Bahagia, Hampir Seluruhnya
(Happy Stories, Mostly)
Collection of Short Stories
203 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Sergius Seeks Bacchus
Poetry Collection
80 page(s), Tilted Axis Press
Sergius Mencari Bacchus
(Sergius Seeks Bacchus)
Poetry Collection
86 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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What Media Say

Taking Fear for a (Fast) Ride — Personal Blog (Mar 16, 2021)
When Sergius meets Bacchus by Sarah Holland-Batt — Australian (Jan 08, 2021)

Also Mentioned in ...

5 Indonesian Writers You Should be Reading by Will Heath - Books and Bao (Mar 27, 2019)
Language and Imagery by Jennifer Porter - WrICE (Feb 14, 2017)

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