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My Holman Prize adventure is underway! You can keep up to date on how my training for Project Extreme Blind Triathlon is going by following me on Twitter.
And applications for the 2019 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition are now open. Click on the video below to meet the 2018 winners and discover how to apply.
Apply for the 2019 Holman Prize and help to change the way blindness is perceived by focussing on what we can achieve rather than seeing only what we’ve lost.
My project – ‘Extreme Blind Triathlon’ – should culminate with a film of my summiting Am Buachaille in summer 2019. However, it got off to a rather rocky start in Sardinia, as you can read in ‘Epic Fail’ below.
Onwards and upwards!
For more information on The Holman Prize, and how you could apply for the 2019 competition, visit: http://holman.lighthouse-sf.org
Radio News – Latest
Read On is RNIB Connect Radio’s weekly show for book lovers everywhere. Hosted by me, it’s a blend of book news, reviews and author interviews.
Recent highlights include interviews with the 2018 Costa Award category winners, including Stuart Turton (‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’); our Christmas Special with Nigella Lawson; an exclusive chat with Sir Derek Jacobi on his 80th birthday; and conversations with Mark Billingham, Anthony Horowitz, Alexander McCall Smith, Dame Judy Dench, Dame Penelope Lively, Philip Pullman, Samuel West, Cara Hunter, The Guilty Feminist Deborah Francis White, YA author Candy Gourlay and many, many others.
The show is broadcast every Friday at 1pm.
Simply tune into RNIB Connect Radio online, on Freeview Channel 730, or by downloading the podcast from your favourite provider including iTunes, Spotify, and AudioBoom: https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair
I am also a regular contributor to Radio 4’s In Touch, both as a talking head on round table discussions and with my ‘Seeing Red’ point-of-view pieces on life as a blind person.
I am also a regular contributor to Radio 4, most recently for Annalisa is Awkward, as well frequent appearances on In Touch, both as a talking head on round table discussions and with my ‘Seeing Red’ point of view pieces on life as a blind person.
To access all the features I have recorded for In Touch, including why Aussie cricketer Shane Warne made me see red and my feature about giving back a guide dog that was included in Radio 4’s Pick of the Year 2017, click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=programmes&q=red+szell