Norman Erikson Pasaribu often writes poetry based on dreams. Their first book of poems Sergius Seeks Bacchus (tr. Tiffany Tsao) won a PEN Translates Award and was a finalist for the 2021 New South Wales Premier's Translation Prize. Their book of short stories Happy Stories, Mostly (tr. Tiffany Tsao) is forthcoming in the UK (Tilted Axis Press) and Australia (Giramondo). Norman tolerates all the English pronouns.