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In Memoriam: NH Dini, a precious gem in Indonesian literature

  • Rita Widiadana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  03:18 am
Remembered: Renowned writer NH Dini (right) poses with her son, filmmaker Pierre Louis Padang Coffin, when receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award in Bali. (JP/Anggara Mahendra)(right) poses with her son, filmmaker Pierre Louis Padang Coffin, when receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award in Bali. (JP/Anggara Mahendra)

Remembered: Renowned writer NH Dini (right) poses with her son, filmmaker Pierre Louis Padang Coffin, when receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award in Bali. (JP/Anggara Mahendra)When Nurhayati Sri Hardini Siti Nukatin, popularly known as NH Dini, learned she had been chosen to receive a distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), she cried but felt relief.“The award really humbled me. For me, this is a recognition of a writer’s efforts, endurance, persistence and patience to stand tall on the fast-changing Indonesian literary stage,” she said, sharing her emotions and experience in a special interview in Ubud after the award ceremony.The award ceremony was so special for the highly acclaimed octogenarian writer because her beloved son Pierre Louis Padang Coffin, or Pierre Coffin, was at her side. Coffin is best known for co-directi...