ⓒ Keanuril Basreeves

Nuril Basri 
was born in a village in West Java, Indonesia, and raised in a staunchly Islamic community. Nuril has worked in a variety of positions over the years: cashier, tutor, account manager, waiter, etc. the combined experience of which has served to enrich his characters and setting.

His writing spans tragicomedy and bildungsroman. With themes around loneliness, insecurity, friendship, dysfunctional family, LGBT, and the underdogs. 
His works have been translated into English and Malay. Published works include Halo, Aku Dalam Novel (2009), Romantis (2015);  Not a Virgin (2017),  Love, Lies, and Indomee (2019), Rasa (2019), etc.

Nuril was awarded a grant by the National Book Committee of Indonesia to complete a residency in the UK in 2017. And recently received a grant from Robert Bosch Stiftung & Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 'Crossing Borders' to conduct research for his next novel in Germany. He likes funny stuff and the moon.