This award will not be administered in the foreseeable future.
The Karachi Literature Festival – Embassy of France Prize seeks to promote excellence in fiction written in the English language. The author of the best novel or short story collection wins an official invitation for a fully-sponsored visit to the Paris Book Fair.
Eligibility Criteria for the 2016 Award
Books submitted for consideration must be:
a) single-author volumes. Anthologies or multi-author edited volumes are not eligible;
b) original works of fiction
c) written in English (translations into English from another language are not eligible);
d) authored by a Pakistani or a Pakistani-origin foreign national residing anywhere worldwide
e) published in 2016
f) published by any publisher worldwide, including self-published books.
Critics and readers are welcome to suggest books. Publishers or authors should submit four copies of each book by 30 October 2015 to:
Karachi Literature Festival Secretariat
Oxford University Press
No. 38, Sector 15, Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi 74900, Pakistan.
Aamer Hussein for 37 Bridges and Other Stories (HarperCollins India, 2015)
Framji Minwalla, Jean-Francois Chenin, Anwer Mooraj, Lynette Viccaji
Shandana Minhas for Survival Tips for Lunatics (Hachette Illustrated, 2014)
2015 Short ListAamer Hussein for The Swan’s Wife
Kamila Shamsie for A God in Every Stone
Shandana Minhas for Survival Tips for Lunatics
Soniah Kamal for An Isolated Incident
Jean-François Chénin, Director of Alliance Française de Karachi
Framji Minwalla, Chairman of the Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Anwer Mooraj, Founding editor of The Herald and former Assistant Editor at Dawn
Lynette Viccaji, Head of the department of English Literature at the Lyceum School and lecturer at Notre Dame Institute of Education Karachi
Uzma Aslam Khan, for Thinner than Skin (Interlink Publishing, 2012)
Framji Minwalla, Muneeza Shamsie, Lynette Viccaji