August 4, 2021

Word up! Waterford lecturer shortlisted for prestigious literary prize

Now that’s a great story … a lecturer  at WIT has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK literary prize.

Dr Fiona Ennis, lecturer on the BA Arts in the School of Humanities, has been nominated for the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize, which will be announced in October.

Dr Ennis 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).

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

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 and had over 2,700 entries this year from all over the world.

The shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology by Tangent Books.




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