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, 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. 

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), My Favorite Goodbye (2015); Sunyi (2017); Not a Virgin (2017),  Love, Lies, and Indomee (Epigram, 2019), etc.
Nuril was awarded a grant by National Book Committee of Indonesia to complete 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 stuffs and able to ride motorcycle.