READ THE SHORTLIST

All the essays by our brilliant winning and shortlisted authors are now available to read on the website.

 

Longlisted essays will be posted in the coming weeks.  

WINNER 2020

ANNOUNCED

Raniya Hosain is the winner of the 2020 Prize for her submission PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN PAIN. Also Highly Commended are Ayesha Arbab, Tooba Masood-Khan, Sara Khan, Yumna Baloch and Angbeen Abbas. All shortlisted submissions will be available to read on this website in December. 

LONGLIST 2020 ANNOUNCED

We have been staggered and heartened by the response to our call for submissions. We have received over 350 entries from every corner of Pakistan and some of that writing has been of a truly outstanding calibre. To see the Longlist, follow the link below. 

2019 AWARD CEREMONY

See photos and videos of our Award Ceremony with novelist Kamila Shamsie making the presentation to the Winner Maham Javaid and recipient of our  Special Citation,Sadia Khatri.

Karachi literati in attendance ... 

2019 PRESS 

Read the excellent press coverage the competition has received since its inception 

2019 RESULTS

See all our news and results from 2019 including the details of the titles and authors in our Longlist.

Also read what the judges had to say about the submissions they read.