Guy Stagg was born in 1988 and grew up in Paris, Heidelberg, Yorkshire and London. The Crossway is his first book and is an account of his ten-month walk to Jerusalem. The author sets off from Canterbury on New Year’s Day, telling his friends and family only that he’ll be home before the year’s end. It was shortlisted for the inaugural DRF Award in 2016 and since then has won the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2019, as well as being shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019, the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2019 and the Somerset Maugham Award 2019. The Crossway was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’.