The Karachi Literature Festival Pepsi Prize goes to the best non-fiction book in English by a Pakistani / Pakistani-origin author published in any part of the world. In 2011 the Karachi Literature Festival Prize came with a cash award of Rs. 100,000.  In 2012 this Prize was not judged for administrative reasons. In 2013 this award was re-named the Karachi Literature Festival - Coca Cola prize, and enhanced with a cash prize of Rs. 150,000 which was further enhanced in 2014 to Rs 200,000.  For 2017 the award has been re-named the Karachi Literature Festival - Pepsi Prize and will come with a cash prize of Rs. 300,000. The Karachi Literature Festival Pepsi Prize promotes excellence in non-fiction and is juried by some of Pakistan’s eminent critics, writers, and academics.


Eligibility Criteria for the 2017 Prize 
• anthologies or multi-author edited volumes are not eligible;
 original non-fiction work written in English (English translations of books written originally in another language are not eligible);
 authored by a Pakistani or a Pakistani-origin foreign national residing anywhere worldwide;
 published in 2015 or 2016 by any publisher worldwide


Submission Guidelines 
Critics and readers are welcome to suggest books to the KLF Secretariat. A single publisher or author can enter no more than five books. Publishers and authors should submit four copies of each book by 30 September 2016 to:

Karachi Literature Festival Secretariat, 
Oxford University Press, No. 38, Sector 15, 
Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi 74900, Pakistan.
www. karachiliteraturefestival.org 
Email: central.marketing.pk@oup.com 



2017 Long List for t
he Karachi Literature Festival Pepsi Prize
Khaled Ahmed for Sleepwalking to Surrender
Manan Ahmed Asif for A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia
Kamran Asdar Ali for Surkh Salam
Hamid Khan for A History of the Judiciary in Pakistan
Yasmin Khan for The Raj at War
Anjum Rehmani for Lahore: History and Architecture of Moghul Monuments



2016 Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival - Coca Cola Prize
Aroosa Kanwal for Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction: Beyond 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015)

2016 Short List
Yaqoob Khan Bangash for A Princely Affair
Aroosa Kanwal for Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction: Beyond 9/11
Syeda Abida Hussain for Power Failure
Farahnaz Ispahani for Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities

2016 Jury
Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Khalida Ghaus, Salman Tarik Kureshi



2015 Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival - Coca Cola Prize
M. Naeem Qureshi for Ottoman Turkey, Ataturk, and Muslim South Asia, Perspectives, Perceptions, and Responses (Oxford University Press Pakistan, 2014)

2015 Short List 
M. Naeem Qureshi for Ottoman Turkey, Ataturk, and Muslim South Asia, Perspectives, Perceptions, and Responses
Aqil Shah for The Army and Democracy, Military Politics in Pakistan
Shahid Siddiqui for Language, Gender, and Power, The Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South Asia

2015 Jury
Syed Jaffar Ahmed, Khalida Ghaus, Salman Tarik Kureshi



2014 Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival - Coca Cola Prize
Osama Siddique for Pakistan's Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

2014 Jury
Syed Jaffar Ahmed, Khalida Ghaus, Ghazi Salahuddin



2013 Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival - Coca Cola Prize

2013 Jury
Syed Jaffer Ahmad, Zubeida Mustafa, Ghazi Salahuddin



2011 Winner of the Karachi Literature Festival Prize
Ilhan Niaz for The Culture of Power and Governance 1947-2008 (Oxford University Press Pakistan, 2011)

2011 Jury
Syed Jaffer Ahmad, Zubeida Mustafa, Ghazi Salahuddin