Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Norman Erikson Pasaribu was born in Jakarta in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Indonesian State College of Accounting and worked for Indonesian’s tax office for almost 6 years before resigning in 2016 to pursue writing. 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 Competition and was shortlisted for the 2016 Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Poetry.

Call Me By Your Name, Which Is Irresponsible and Not Meteoric

We both know it’s easier between two beautiful people We both know it’s easier when it’s a nice mountain mansion in Italy with a shallow pool and a live-in adult-nanny And we both know it’s easier since it’s summer with …

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Making Instant Noodles at the End of the Rainbow

Written by Norman Erikson Pasaribu, translated by Tiffany Tsao Wake up. It’s four a.m. Your cellphone alarm goes off. It’s for Christy—her morning Quiet Time. Turn off the alarm and make the bed. This is usually Christy’s job. Go to …

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