Taking an ‘Inventory’ of Derry

Inventory, a remarkable memoir by Darran Anderson of life in Derry at the tail-end of the Troubles, is published today (Chatto & Windus, £16.99). The Irish Times has an interview with the author by Seámas O’Reilly, whose own Derry memoir, Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?, is due to be published in April. In a podcast, Anderson talks to Martin Doyle about the writing that’s inspired his own, the work of Lyra McKee, the legacy of the Troubles, and his luck in having parents who “refused to hate”.

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