Raka Ibrahim (Jakarta Post)
Mon 11 April 2022
Richard Oh, who died on Thursday, was a giant of literature and cinema. We ask some of the country’s biggest literary stars and personalities to remember its towering legacy.
Acclaimed writer, director and actor Richard Oh died on April 7. He left behind an imposing legacy on the Indonesian literary and film scene. In literature, he was the driving force behind the influential QB World Books, creative hub Reading Room and co-founder of the Khatulistiwa Literary Awards, arguably the country’s most prestigious literary award. In film, he has directed and starred in acclaimed films like Koper and Melancholy is a movementand has mentored many of the nation’s finest filmmakers working today.
Tour de force and source of inspiration for many, his death leaves a gaping hole in the country’s artistic world. We asked some of his closest friends — and acclaimed writers and directors — to talk about his life and reminisce about his lasting legacy.
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