'I knew I wanted to write about my family, particularly dementia' - Ian Maleney
During the last few years of his grandfather's life, Ian Maleney watched and listened. On visits to his homeplace in Co Offaly, as he spent time with the man who meant so much to him and who now had Alzheimer's, the outline of an idea began to form. He made recordings, he took notes and when his grandfather died, he began to write. The result is Minor Monuments, a beautifully composed and haunting collection of essays on memory, belonging and the meaning of home.