Best Children’s Author
Best Debut Author
About the Awards
JK Paper and The Times of India have joined hands to bring to you, India’s most coveted women author awards.
The awards will be a celebration of contributions of women authors who have, despite all the biases added value and creativity to this space. We wish to acknowledge and award such women authors so that more and more women take up writing and pen that first story and feel proud of their accomplishment.
Let us no longer hide behind pseudonyms and create the respectful space that women authors deserve.
Let’s celebrate the art of story-telling and encourage women authors to express their creativity and fondness of writing and give them a platform to be recognised.
After a very successful first edition which saw more than 800 entries across 6 awards categories, immersive multi – city book reading sessions, and more than 30 eminent personalities getting associated in the awards journey, JK Paper and The Times of India proudly present the 2nd edition of Auther Awards.
Her latest book "12 Commandments of Being a Woman" chronicles Tahira's childhood anecdotes, her journey, her experiences and her battle against cancer. She has also addressed the issue of casual sexism in the book. An anthem for women and intrigue for men, it emerged as one of the best sellers of 2020.
Literary Director - Auther Awards
As Director for Write India, Vinita fronts a movement to identify and launch new writing talent.
Vinita is also the Festival Director of Times Literature Festivals.
She has launched several cutting edge editorial products that specialize in societal trends, dialogues on relationships and life commentary.
Vinita’s Sunday column in the Times of India, ‘O-zone’, is an ongoing commentary on contemporary living.
Her books include the bestselling It’s Your Life: Reflections on Contemporary Living & Relationships, Love is Always Right & Other Musings and Fashion Fair: The Journey of 13 Contemporary Designers. She edited Write India Stories, which launched several new winners of Write India as published authors.
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