WIT lecturer shortlisted for prestigious UK-based literary prize

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Caption for photo: Pictured is Dr Fiona Ennis, Lecturer on BA Arts, School of Humanities, WIT. Photo by: John Phelan.

Caption for photo: Pictured is Dr Fiona Ennis, Lecturer on BA Arts, School of Humanities, WIT. Photo by: John Phelan.

The Bristol Short Story Prize is an international award, committed to celebrating the short story form. It had over 2,700 entries this year from all over the world

Dr Fiona Ennis, lecturer on the BA Arts in the School of Humanities, WIT, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize.

The winner will be announced in October 2020. The shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology by Tangent Books.

Dr Ennis, School of Humanities, WIT, is shortlisted alongside writers including American author, Tehila Lieberman (winner of the Stanley Elkin Memorial Prize and the Rick Dimarinis Short Fiction Prize) and Kenyan writer, Makena Onjerika (winner of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing).

Previous success

Dr Ennis has previously won the national Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2019. Her short fiction has been published in Sonder and will feature in the forthcoming Leicester Writes Anthology, published by Dahlia Books. Her poetry has been published in The Honest Ulsterman.

The Bristol Short Story Prize is an international award, committed to celebrating the short story form. It had over 2,700 entries this year from all over the world.

Dr Fiona Ennis, WIT said: “I’m thrilled to be shortlisted for this award! It’s so encouraging to feature on a list with such talented writers.”

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