Fariq Alfaruqi was born in Padang, West Sumatra, in 1991 and is a graduate from the Faculty of Culture of Andalas University. A poet and essayist, his work has been published in numerous national mass-media outlets, including such prominent venues as Kompas and Koran Tempo, and in several anthologies as well. He currently serves on the National Book Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture and actively participated in the 2019 London Book Fair where Indonesia appeared as Market Focus Country. He also helps to manage both the Kandangpadati literary community and the Ranah Performing Arts Company.