About the Awards
JK Paper and The Times of India joined hands in 2018 to bring to you, India’s most coveted women author awards.
The awards are 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.
The last 2 editions have seen more than 1800 entries across 6 awards categories, immersive multi – city book reading sessions (physical and online). With more than 50 eminent personalities being associated over the last two year’s awards journey, JK Paper and The Times of India proudly present the 3rd edition of Auther Awards.
Best Children’s Author
Best Debut Author
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.
Grant Thornton Bharat is a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd. It has over 4,500 people across 15 offices around the country, including major metros. Grant Thornton Bharat is at the forefront of helping reshape the values in our profession and in the process help shape a more vibrant Indian economy. Grant Thornton Bharat aims to be the most promoted firm in providing robust compliance services to dynamic Indian global companies and to help them navigate the challenges of growth as they globalise. Firm’s proactive teams, led by accessible and approachable partners, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients, and help them find growth solutions.