ABOUT


Nuril Basri was born in a village in Tangerang in western Java, now in the province of Banten, in 1985. A graduate of the Islamic State University in Jakarta (Universitas Islam Negeri - Jakarta), Nuril has worked in a variety of positions over the years: internet cafĂ© manager, secretary to a police attachĂ©, private language tutor, mini-market cashier, and waiter on a cruise ship. 

He writes tragicomedy, weird fiction and bildungsroman. With themes around: loneliness, insecurity, friendship, dysfunctional family, LGBT, the underdogs, etc. Published works include: Halo, Aku Dalam Novel (2009); My Favorite Goodbye (2015); Enak (2016); Sunyi (2017); Not a Virgin (2017), etc. His works have been translated into English and Malaysian language. Grantee of National Book Committee for writing residency in United Kingdom in 2017 and Bosch Stiftung & Literarische Colloquium Berlin 'Crossing Borders' in Germany in 2018. For him writing means to escape and to relate at the same time. He likes funny stuffs and able to ride motorcycle.