The Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize was instituted in 2016 and first awarded in 2017. It seeks to promote excellence in fiction written in English and comes with Rs 300,000. The jury comprises eminent Pakistani critics, writers, and scholars. (The Fiction prize for 2014, 2015, and 2016 was titled The KLF - Embassy of France prize, but this will not be administered in the foreseeable future).

Eligibility Criteria for the 2018 award
• original works written in English (translations are not eligible)
• written by Pakistani / Pakistani-origin authors
• published in 2016 or 2017 by any publisher worldwide including self-published books
• anthologies and multi-author edited volumes are not eligible

Submission Guidelines
Critics and readers are welcome to suggest books to the KLF Secretariat. Publishers or authors should submit four copies of each book. The submission deadline for the 2019 prize will be announced later.

Karachi Literature Festival Secretariat
Oxford University Press
No. 38, Sector 15, Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi 74900, Pakistan
Email: central.marketing.pk@oup.com
Toll-free No.: 0800-68775 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Monday–Friday)


2018 Long List for the Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize
Nadeem Aslam for The Golden Legend
Mohsin Hamid for Exit West
Omar Shahid Hamid for The Party Worker
Faiqa Mansab for This House of Clay and Water
Shandana Minhas for Daddy’s Boy
Sami Shah for Boy of Fire and Earth
Osama Siddique for Snuffing out the Moon
Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire



2017 Getz Pharma Fiction Prize Winner
Omar Shahid Hamid for The Spinner's Tale

2017 Short List for the Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize
Omar Shahid Hamid for The Spinner's Tale
Sophia Khan for Yasmeen
Anis Shivani for Karachi Raj

2017 Long List for the Karachi Literature Festival Getz Pharma Fiction Prize
Omar Shahid Hamid for The Spinner's Tale
Sophia Khan for Yasmeen
S.S. Mausoof for The Warehouse
Shandana Minhas for Daddy's Boy
Nazneen Sheikh for The Place of Shining Light
Anis Shivani for Karachi Raj

2017 Jury
Shahnaz Ahsanuddin, Razeshta Sethna, Muneeza Shamsie