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), My Favorite Goodbye (2015);  Not a Virgin (2017),  Love, Lies, and Indomee (2019), Rasa (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.