THE EMERGING WRITER AWARDS
Instituted by The Hindu Lit for Life Tamil, these awards were given away in five categories to established and upcoming Tamil writers.
- Jayakanthan Award for Contemporary Literature: Imayam
- Bharati Award for Women Writers: Damayanthi
- Inquilab Award for Literary Voices from Marginalised Communities: Keeranur Jakirraja
- Pramil Award for Young Writers: Sayanthan
- A.K. Chettiar Award for Non-fiction: Ramanujam