Auther Awards Winners

Women Auther Awards – Awards Night

The Shortlist

The Longlist

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.

Awards Categories

Best Fiction

The AutHer Award for Best Fiction recognises and celebrates the best and most original writing in the form of the full length novel.

Best Non-Fiction

The AutHer Award for Best Non-Fiction recognises original full- length books of narrative non-fiction written by women. It includes writings with a social message, biographies, self-help, true crime, and books of history.

Best Children’s Author

The AutHer Award for Best Children’s Author recognises the most outstanding contribution to literature for children and youth.

Best Debut Author

The AutHer Award for Best Debut Author recognises the best first full-length novel or first original collection of short stories by an author.

Popular Choice

Popular choice recognizes the most loved story by avid readers. It invites the audience to vote for books by their favourite women author.

Important Dates

Submissions Open: 17 Oct, 2021
Deadline: 19th Dec, 2021
Evaluation: 3rd week of Dec 2021 till Mar 2022
Awards Night: 25th Mar, 2022

Jury Members

Awards Registrations


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Executive Editor, columnist and writer with The Times of India
Festival Director – Times Litfest & Write India

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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