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Writes about cities, memory & the future. INVENTORY out now with @fsgbooks / @FSGOriginals (U.S.) and @chattobooks (U.K. & Ireland)

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Here are some extra songs from the 80s that have a hauntological time travel feel, beginning with this 1984 Factory… https://t.co/Z7Kkn80WBrmy good fiend @Oniropolis wrote an amazing book about growing up in Derry which @nytimes just reviewed… https://t.co/HzwjBWgEAu
Retweeted by Darran Anderson'In Inventory, coming to terms with the past has as much to do with imagination as it does with figuring out the fa… https://t.co/Y7VALtUzA9Tremendous piece by @Oniropolis on memory and music and place. Great songs (Dexys to Pulp) and equally fine writing… https://t.co/POY5BlMfee
Retweeted by Darran AndersonSometimes I think about how London had the first 'virtual reality' venue, 200yrs ago: Leicester Square Rotunda, w/… https://t.co/Pa5PIa59qa
Retweeted by Darran AndersonA beautiful NYT review by David Keenan of @Oniropolis's wonderful INVENTORY: "a memoir, a microhistory and a crime… https://t.co/7XDJcdRsuN
Retweeted by Darran AndersonConcept art for David Cronenberg's ultimately unmade version of Total Recall, later directed by Paul Verhoeven. The… https://t.co/dylT8Fhc6F
Retweeted by Darran AndersonInventory should be required reading. A beautiful meditation on Derry. Perec, yes, but also Benjamin's One-Way Stre… https://t.co/ZHASini794
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @chriskellyfilm @nytimes @fsgbooks @FSGOriginals @ChattoBooks https://t.co/r1Vl8Dv2wx"I had this intense yearning to have short hair, wear a big suit, have a large automobile. And a beautiful house. A… https://t.co/anJhFFzrJr
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8/10
2020
“His uncluttered, graceful prose transmits the tactile experience of his childhood while grounding it in historical… https://t.co/Guxic3BfXJ
Retweeted by Darran AndersonI had the pleasure of writing about some of the music behind 'Inventory' for @theQuietus, how memory is theatre and… https://t.co/PVcyd6fO73
8/9
2020
"Anderson evokes the feeling of eternal boyhood despite the carnage." David Keenan reviews Darran Anderson's memoir… https://t.co/zR3DTcW0fj
Retweeted by Darran AndersonDarran Anderson's 'Inventory' is published this week in the US. Here he shares a playlist of the songs behind the b… https://t.co/fqqWWR2LkT
Retweeted by Darran AndersonCongrats @Oniropolis on 'Inventory' in the @nytimes 'Coming of Age Amid the Troubles' https://t.co/zTMvKj9MoF
Retweeted by Darran Anderson"This song sounds vaguely like Gregorian monks in a space station, which they, and I, may as well have been living… https://t.co/riR8sQ3icY
Retweeted by Darran AndersonThree views of La mer, taken on a recent Debussy pilgrimage. https://t.co/fk7I58FBqa @FestivalofIdeas Thank you. Absolutely. I'd love to. Such an exceptional festival and in a great city.
8/8
2020
Tokyo late night vignettes https://t.co/PnnyxbbX3C
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @geoffmanaugh Thanks Geoff, can't wait for the quarantine book btw. Spent a bit of time in the past exploring lazar… https://t.co/jKGLo11JFh @James_A_Craig1 @declanlong Powerful image. I remember part of the process of cashing up in my first 2 or 3 jobs in… https://t.co/mu5S27ykUW"All childhoods seem like crime scenes when recollected, especially when you are growing up amid the Troubles in 19… https://t.co/kiNjWsnsNb
Retweeted by Darran Anderson“Times will change and people will come and say that certain things did not happen. The entire existence of some wi… https://t.co/JZRuc95AGA
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @STomaselli Thank you, Susan. You're right. Benjamin was a friendly ghost throughout. I tried to wrestle a little w… https://t.co/j26cEWV3QZ
8/7
2020
https://t.co/PiSfE0gpWV @KernaghanRyan @fsgbooks @FSGOriginals @ChattoBooks Thanks, man. It's been a strange year but we're still in one pi… https://t.co/6Bi1VSVPk9 @shadowymaus @fsgbooks @FSGOriginals @ChattoBooks They dont call me the Nightingale of the North for nothing :)Blown away by the New York Times review of 'Inventory'. Such a thoughtful, engaging, beautifully written piece.… https://t.co/UPXDPOkm3R‘“Inventory” reads like a dam-burst, then, an overwhelming of Derry, of Northern Ireland, with memory, its coursing… https://t.co/RAnOxqNU1u
Retweeted by Darran AndersonDarran Anderson makes an "Inventory" of the objects and memories that defined his youth, in small-town Northern Ire… https://t.co/rgb2lajVVf
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @elsableda Thanks, Elsa. I've left in spirit tbh but I'll keep a foothold bc there are still decent inspiring people like yourself on here.
8/6
2020
@MichaelGpics @nicholas_hogg There's a Renegade 3? @nicholas_hogg I'd never have ended up so skilled in fly-kicking chain-wielding punks off motorbikes were it not for Double Dragon. @nicholas_hogg Fuck yes, I'm old enough to be a Renegade and Target Renegade man. https://t.co/CwrOTPYLlBFrieze asked me to write a little piece about Street Fighter II, which also happens to be the theme of a chapter of… https://t.co/8EZMwVAr1YLas películas nos ayudan a imaginar las ciudades y a veces sus imágenes son más reales que las ciudades mismas, dic… https://t.co/z9f0kbDSU6
Retweeted by Darran AndersonA wonderful collection of stories and reflections on John Hume, including Darran Anderson’s contribution that heari… https://t.co/iK1cxgfv9s
Retweeted by Darran AndersonThis book.Oh my @HughesPeg @ChattoBooks @PenguinUKBooks I wish I had more words for the ethereal,echoey,exquisite… https://t.co/xxGsrCB7Gm
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @redcuffs It's been too long, bro.
8/5
2020
‘The most silent, innocuous stretches of land contain memories of what once happened there, & we are only sheltered… https://t.co/arcY0TEbkt
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @WritersFrock Thank you, it was a sad thing to write but the least I could do. He was some man.When I die, all I'd like, to remember me by, is a little park bench, somewhere serene with a view of the sea, engra… https://t.co/gQAJRcML6UThe chapter 'Wedding Dress' is heartbreaking, yep heartbreaking and clarifying. The roots of protest are manifold,… https://t.co/F8j7QO1qJO
Retweeted by Darran AndersonThis thoughtful, heartfelt jewel is published in America today. Godspeed, vast wise little book. @Oniropolishttps://t.co/LlahonvSOW
Retweeted by Darran AndersonThis one is personal for all the writers who contributed to it, and for me pulling it together. Some were lucky en… https://t.co/Pu4GNmjZFE
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8/4
2020
'Inventory' launches tomorrow in the U.S. with Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 'A portrait of a family and a portrait of… https://t.co/9xQFzQDifDComing from Derry, given what we faced & experienced, we owe him so much but all of us, everywhere, need more peopl… https://t.co/1smel6CnNIRIP John Hume. He was a profoundly decent courageous man. I met him once at my grandfather's house & it was like be… https://t.co/AfLZ7QlA2b
8/3
2020
The post officer today delivered this item: the second issue of the splendid @dig_with_it. Obtain! LOADS in it, inc… https://t.co/LYP1bR18ir
Retweeted by Darran Anderson‘The darkness is coming. Let it wait’. Reading Inventory by Darran Anderson has taken longer than I expected: partl… https://t.co/6lQNw1ZkXx
Retweeted by Darran AndersonBook 27: Darran Anderson - Inventory I got sent the reissue of Joy Division’s Closer yesterday and it reminded me… https://t.co/VEDJgB45Cm
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8/1
2020
I have been hard at work doing research for my worldbuilding, and I am beyond psyched to finally do these wonders s… https://t.co/Tzbsb6rv7a
Retweeted by Darran AndersonLook who's on the back of the summer issue of The Paris Review - Darran Anderson! https://t.co/5u99lmq6aA
Retweeted by Darran AndersonOk, I took that down because it made me so ashamed. What I meant to say: Darran Anderson's INVENTORY came through m… https://t.co/oR7K08qC79
Retweeted by Darran AndersonAfter a far-too-extensive period of neglect, we have revived our Nature Book Reader — a document of favourite natur… https://t.co/gghqR9xAQR
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7/31
2020
One positive is this Georges Perec-inspired book comes out next week in the U.S. (August 4th) for those interested… https://t.co/CzKXgexHB6For @frieze_magazine, Darran Anderson on Streetfighter II: 'at the back of a video-rental store on my street, in… https://t.co/XRgrA5o3CW
Retweeted by Darran AndersonAnother plug for Darran Anderson's remarkable INVENTORY. Delving into the mysteries of his family history with the… https://t.co/7CFucisj9P
Retweeted by Darran AndersonI finished Inventory by Darran Anderson yesterday after letting it travel around the house with me for several week… https://t.co/e10VRC6erQ
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7/30
2020
'The Grey Passion' (circa 1500) by Holbein's father. https://t.co/5ObM0VTtRf @wayne_chambliss @Donald_Lindeman The Owl of Athena, no less. Superb. Hell of a city. I'm getting back on the trail… https://t.co/pmsIm1CIBj @wayne_chambliss @Donald_Lindeman It’s funny, I’ve been there and keep chancing upon towers of wind ever since, all… https://t.co/2uVCtxkBjnSpring by Eyvind Earle (1916–2000). https://t.co/1TYlvOTSruArt for our times: Julie Brook's remarkable ongoing Firestacks project. Beacons blazing on, even as the storm surg… https://t.co/HhATCjgQlX
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @arrroberts https://t.co/yS7H09Ooo6Dostoevsky wrote of the painting later in 'The Idiot' (1869). https://t.co/4PvUXF4hHBHolbein's 'The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb' (circa 1520). Dostoevsky & his wife Anna Snitkina viewed it on… https://t.co/60tO5RzZ3D @Turingalila Very true. That seems his saving grace and perhaps all of ours, though it is a rare quality. @Turingalila There was quite a touching letter and dedication from Erasmus to More in a recent copy of 'In Praise o… https://t.co/momd43pmNLAs it's Good Friday, here's Hans Holbein the Younger's designs for a stained glass Passion of the Christ (c. 1525).… https://t.co/dTxxNm86pwI am saving up for a real debauch some time.
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4/10
2020
@Oniropolis Reminds in oblique way of Toyo Ito's splendid Tower of Winds, Yokohama https://t.co/UV4oINNgyN
Retweeted by Darran AndersonCover illustration what I done for the SpiderVerse international steelbook blu ray release. Or something. https://t.co/TM2fVhLQks
Retweeted by Darran AndersonHaving a wander around La Défense - Cheminée Moretti is something special https://t.co/t4J1i84kKp https://t.co/y6uyka6YZPYou can wander around Santa Cruz del Islote on Street View https://t.co/4MJna66WEO https://t.co/Yk44rrTzMSThis is great from Emily Maitlis but the enormous praise she’s been getting for it speaks volumes about the moribun… https://t.co/msMJ8zW9nP
Retweeted by Darran AndersonArchitectural Review QE2 issue 1969. What a great cover. ⁦@ArchReview⁩ https://t.co/xV1bSVLcME
Retweeted by Darran AndersonWord of the Day: "beacon" -- a signal-fire, a portent lit to communicate peril or suggest a change of course. A mar… https://t.co/c5cJroXsOW
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4/9
2020
Night reading. https://t.co/xmVO4NrIYO @damienjoyce @stephenjbuckley That's a very generous and thoughtful review, Damien. Much obliged. And I love the il… https://t.co/2MmQPkczaXThis quote, from Abiola Irele's introduction to 'The Fortunes of Wangrin' by Amadou Hampaté Bâ. https://t.co/Nid3Rcc3LX @stephenjbuckley Visiting Imaginary Cities by @Oniropolis, I wrote a book review here a while ago https://t.co/V7xzvE8xzm
Retweeted by Darran Anderson#TwinPeaks30If I sound a bit groggy, I may have had the coronavirus when that was recorded (stay safe, folks). Here are some ot… https://t.co/jAmW7w6NiQI had the pleasure of appearing on @dublincityfm to talk about my book ‘Inventory’ as well as the wonders, and peri… https://t.co/k9ORZr9zMX
4/8
2020
Arch Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca @ Catedrale Metropolitaine de São Sebastião @ Rio de Janeiro, constr 1964-79 BRES… https://t.co/C6x6yWrXUP
Retweeted by Darran Anderson @nicholas_hogg @jonawils @holland_tom Thank you, Nicholas, I’m delighted. I was keen to show that growing up in tha… https://t.co/iUPsPxjGhF @nicholas_hogg @jonawils @holland_tom The things I had to leave out of that book would bend your bones. Hope you enjoy it nonetheless. @nicholas_hogg @jonawils @holland_tom Here’s a photograph of my first job. It’s been downhill ever since. https://t.co/9fiiaWfz0j"Love and loneliness in the time of the coronavirus" via @washingtonpost https://t.co/aeilGgrv8o https://t.co/pSwssAJTon
Retweeted by Darran AndersonLots of good suggestions here: from online exhibitions, to which books to read, pyjamas to wear and movies to watch… https://t.co/H5Hu0Jr2ox
Retweeted by Darran Andersonday 26, proxemic diagram from the fourth floor. https://t.co/gbcgaD1A1l
Retweeted by Darran AndersonPaul Rudolph, Christian Science Student Center (1962-65, Demolished 1986) Urbana, IL Photos: Bill Engdahl / G.E. K… https://t.co/ZLyrsVMOk1
Retweeted by Darran AndersonReading the eerie part of The Prelude where the boy Wordsworth sails across a lake leaving 'small circles glitterin… https://t.co/T8sgLIEiAJhttps://t.co/OhzrmUkjzb
4/7
2020
I've written a piece for @TheTLS on authors & confinement, feat Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o & Nawal El Saadawi who secretly w… https://t.co/5ajCt7tlmF
Retweeted by Darran AndersonBerlin Interiors by Thibaud Poirier https://t.co/PDYRro2aBk https://t.co/BEU4pb4yAvOne challenge of historical fiction is how to relate to people who lived in a very different world. Calling Maggie… https://t.co/BcUcRk7vXD
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4/5
2020
@david_owens That’s a good excuse, if one were needed, to rewatch that. Huge fan.
4/4
2020

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