ABOUT






ⓒ 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, sales, 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, German and Malay. Published works include Halo, Aku Dalam Novel (2009), Romantis (2015), Not a Virgin (2017),  Love, Lies, and Indomee (2019), Rasa (2019), Gula, Gula, Gula (2022). His upcoming novel The Sewer Rat will be first published in French and out in 2023.
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 a novel in Germany.  He is also the scholarship recipient to the AIR Litteratur program held by Vastra Gotaland region to write his next novel in Sweden. He likes funny stuff and the moon.