Summer Postcard by Darran Anderson

Our second Summer Postcard features author Darran Anderson reading an excerpt from his unpublished notes for the book ‘Inventory’.

Inventory is sunlight, exposing and cleansing. It is a challenge to generations of silence. A portrait of a city, a biography of a family, a record of the objects that make up a life. Darran Anderson’s lucid and intimate prose offers a vital new perspective on a troubled history.

Darran Anderson is the author of ‘Imaginary Cities’ (Influx Press / University of Chicago Press, 2015), which was chosen as a ‘Book of the Year’ by the Guardian, the Financial Times and the A.V. Club among others. His second book ‘Inventory’ (Chatto & Windus/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) has been acclaimed by the likes of the New York Times, the Irish Times and the Observer, and has been shortlisted for this year’s PEN Ackerley Prize. He has written for the likes of The Atlantic, the TLS, the Architectural Review and Wired, and has given many talks at institutions such as the V&A, the LSE and the Venice Biennale. Darran’s work focuses primarily on the theme of cities. He grew up in Derry and now lives in London.