Always a highlight of the festival, this year’s awards ceremony for the Ada Cambridge writing prizes was the culmination of the 2020 Vison online Willy Lit fest on Sunday, 21 June.
Coordinated by Festival Executive Director, Anna Brasier, the exhilarating online session was attended by many of the 30 short-listed authors and hosted by committee Secretary, Dr Chris Ringrose. Joining the event from Adelaide, distinguished Australian poet and novelist, Dr Peter Goldsworthy AM announced the winners and place-getters in each of the three categories and read extracts from the winning entries.
All 31 short-listed entries for the Adas 2020 are presented in a handsome anthology produced by local company Documents on Call, designed by Chloe Watson, with a haunting cover image by Williamstown photographer, Cas Bukor. With the help of Hobsons Bay City Libraries, whose staff have made an invaluable contribution to the Adas over the years.