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Announcing the Ada Cambridge Prose and Poetry shortlisted entrants

We are excited to announce the shortlisted entrants for the Ada Cambridge Prose and Poetry Writing Prizes 2020!

Thank you to our wonderful readers and judges who read over 104 poems and 60 stories to come up with the final shortlists.

The Ada winners will be announced online in late June.

Congratulations to the shortlisted writers!

The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Shortlist (11 entries)

Writer Story
Alan Hewitt Major Rossi’s Parole
Jean Flynn Risk Assessment
Rosie Beaumont Gothic Kangaroo
Binh Pham An Illiterate Entrepreneur
Suzi Mezei Sapling
Anne Hotta The Visitor
Jean Thornton Ah Chin
Rob Benson My Brother Tom
Debi Hamilton Still Life with Surgeon
Richenda Rudman 55 Hanbury Street
Alison Lloyd The Red Button


The Ada Cambridge Poetry Shortlist

Writer Poem
Yvonne Adami Barwon Morning
Elizabeth Beaton Macbeth Country
John Bartlett Survival
Helen Bradwell Hermione, roused
Carla de Goede Cats
Danny Fahey Extinction
Rachel Flynn New World Order
Ray Liversidge On hearing the news she has won the Pulitzer prize, Elizabeth Bishop celebrates by consuming not one but two Oreos
Suzi Mezei Expeditions
Mathew Wenham Old Man in a Derelict Factory