Richard Holloway at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

We need new stories to make sense of a changing world that sometimes seems to make no sense at all. In this keynote contribution to the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Richard Holloway explained why stories have been a critical tool for humans to find meaning in what may be a meaningless universe. Writer Richard Holloway, also the former Bishop of Edinburgh, is writing a book on the subject and in this event, which took place ahead of publication, he gave audiences a preview of his emerging ideas. This event, recorded live at the Edinburgh Internatonal Book Festival, is introduced by James Runcie.