Garry McDougall, author
The Creative Journey Across Spain. In a comic remake of Homer's Odyssey, the author’s three-hundred kilometre pilgrimage walk from Leon to Santiago de Compostela is packed with personal foibles, sharp observations and tales of his numerous journeys through France, Spain and Portugal. Lurching from grand Spanish town to village ruins, the poet’s creative Gods compete with the inner Mr Grumpy, Optimiste and B. Reasonable. It is vigorous writing by a sharp and fearless mind. I dare you to read it.