‘Not A Virgin’ author brings his books to English readers (The Jakarta Post)

"Nuril Basri has made a name for himself in the literary world through his intimate and comedic takes and observations of the absurdities of Indonesian life and the struggles of the many who feel trapped and pressured by simply living.

However, it was through these honest observations that he managed to spread his name overseas, making him one of the notable figures of Indonesian literature. Like his acclaimed peer Eka Kurniawan, the images that Nuril chooses to focus on involve the coming-of-age struggles of young Indonesians who are faced with the usual pressures that come with living in a judgmental, pressing society like Indonesia."