Clare Balding’s first book, My Animals and Other Family, was a runaway number one bestseller and won the Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Her subsequent book, Walking Home was also a Sunday Times Bestseller.
Clare has been a broadcaster on TV and radio for over twenty years. She has covered a range of events including five summer Olympics, four Paralympics, four Winter Olympics, three Commonwealth Games and twenty-one Grand Nationals. In 2012 she won a BAFTA special award for her work on the London Olympics and Paralympics. She also won Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards, Sports Broadcaster of the Year from the Sports Journalists Association and awards from Red, Attitude, TRIC, Women in Film and TV and Glamour magazine. In 2013 she received an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism and in February 2016, Clare will be presented with the prestigious Media Society Annual Award.