Ed Stourton (2011 Event)
When you hear that a book by a renowned journalist and broadcaster is subtitled ‘Time Spent Following a Lead’, you might assume it’s a memoir concerning the pursuit of headlines. But Diary of a Dog Walker is in fact Stourton’s tale/tail of going out with his pooch (the delightful Kudu) and the questions it inevitably raises: Do dogs perceive ownership as we do? How devoted is your canine? And why are they a symbol of depression (thanks Winston) when so much of the time they cheer us up? In this event, recorded live at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he talks to Ruth Wishart.