Young Katherine author wins with words

WORD WARRIOR: Ava Asanema's story about emu eggs has won her a NT literary award. Picture: Chris McLennan.

WORD WARRIOR: Ava Asanema's story about emu eggs has won her a NT literary award. Picture: Chris McLennan.

Young Katherine author Ava Asanema has won an award in the eight years and under section of the Northern Territory literary awards.

The softly spoken seven-year-old scored the win with her first offering, “Four Lost Eggs”.

In her book, Ava details how a dingo stole some eggs from an emu’s nest and then had to hatch them.

Katherine Mayor Fay Miller presented Ava with her award at the Katherine Public Library today.

Her book will be displayed at the library for a month.

“I got the idea from another book at the library,” Ava said.

Ava is not sure she wants to be a writer when she grows up as she has interests in being a doctor, a nurse and a veterinarian among other pursuits.

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