Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Residency Destination: Destination: Vietnam/ Hanoi Duration of residency: 29 July - 1 November (3 months) Domicile: Jakarta [email protected]  


NORMAN ERIKSON PASARIBU was born in Jakarta in 1990. His writings appeared in Asymptote Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Asia Literary Review among others. His first short story collection Hanya Kamu yang Tahu Berapa Lama Lagi Aku Harus Menunggu (Only You Know How Much Longer I Should Wait) was shortlisted for the 2014 Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Prose. His debut poetry collection Sergius Mencari Bacchus (Sergius Seeks Bacchus) won first prize in the 2015 Jakarta Arts Council Poetry Manuscript Competition. It was also shortlisted for the 2016 Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Poetry and the national magazine Tempo named it one of the best poetry collections of that year. The sample translation of Sergius Mencari Bacchus by Tiffany Tsao is a winning book of the second round of PEN Presents from the English PEN.