The Karachi Literature Festival German Peace Prize 
First awarded in 2014 and by now a renowned yearly award, this prize is jointly organized by the Consulate General of Germany in Karachi and the Karachi Literature Festival. It comes with a cash award of 4000 euros divided amongst first, second and third prize-winners. The struggle for peace and tolerance is one of the most urgent issues almost everywhere in the word. The KLF German Peace Prize aims to recognize authors who contribute — on a small / local or on a large / international scale —  to the causes of tolerance, interreligious relations, and peace. The jury comprises eminent Pakistanis as well as the German Consul General and Director of Goethe-Institute, the German cultural centre.

Eligibility Criteria
• original works of fiction / non-fiction written in English or translated into English from another language
• written by Pakistanis, or Pakistan - origin persons living anywhere worldwide, or people of any nationality resident in Pakistan
• published in 2015 or 2016 by any publisher worldwide
• anthologies and multi-author volumes are not eligible

Submission Guidelines
Critics and readers can suggest books to the KLF Secretariat. Publishers or authors should submit eight copies of each book by 31 August 2016 to:

Karachi Literature Festival Secretariat
Oxford University Press
No. 38, Sector 15, Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi 74900, Pakistan.
Toll free: 0800-68775 ( 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday)

2017 Long List

Ali Nobil Ahmad for Masculinity, Sexuality, and Illegal Migration
Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib, Richard Garstang, Rina Saeed Khan for Water in the Wilderness
Ali Madeeh Hashmi for Love and Revolution: Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Farahnaz Ispahani for Purifying the Land of the Pure
Raza Rumi for Fractious Path: Pakistan's Democratic Transition
Azaz Syed for The Secrets on the War on Al-Qaeda
Anam Zakaria for The Footprints of Partition

2016 Winners
1st prize: Muhammad Amir Rana for The Militant 
2nd prize: Khizar Humayun Ansari for The Emergence of Socialist Thought among North Indian Muslims (1917-1947)
3rd prize: Rakhshanda Jalil's English translation of Intizar Husain's The Sea Lies Ahead

2016 Short List
Anam Zakaria for The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis And Indians
Farahnaz Ispahani for Purifying The Land of The Pure
Khizar Humayun Ansari for The Emergence Of Socialist Thought Among North Indian Muslims (1917-1947)
Lala Rukh Shaukat for Path of the Rose: Sufi Creed of Love (English Translation of Punjabi Sufi Poetry)
Muhammad Amir Rana for The Militant: Development of A Jihadi Character in Pakistan
Rakhshanda Jalil for the English translation of Intizar Husain's The Sea Lies Ahead
Zubair Torwali for Muffled Voices: Longing For A Pluralistic And Peaceful Pakistan

2016 Jury
Hamida Khuhro, I. A. Rehman, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Rasul Bakhsh Rais, Rumana Husain, Syed Jaffar Ahmed, Taimur Rahman

2015 Winners
1st prize: Ziauddin Sardar for Mecca and Ali Usman Qasmi for The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
2nd prize: Moonis Ahmar for Conflict Management and Vision for a Secular Pakistan
3rd prize: Raza Rumi for Delhi by heart

2015 Short List
Ali Usman Qasmi for The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan
Moonis Ahmar for Conflict Management and Vision for a Secular Pakistan
Raza Rumi for Delhi by heart
Ziauddin Sardar for Mecca

2015 Jury
Pervez Hoodbhoy, Rumana Husain, Rasul Bakhsh Rais, I. A. Rehman, Mira Sethi

2014 Winner
Akbar S. Ahmad for The Thistle and the Drone, (Brookings Press, 2013)

2014 Jury 
Shahrukh Hasan, Rumana Husain, Hamida Khuhro, I. A. Rahman, Rasul Bakhsh Rais, Mira Sethi, Bina Shah.