Awards & Appearances



‘Hannah is not yet fully aware of her privilege, but Kuiper certainly is: acknowledging the pain caused by colonialism, but not attempting to explain anything away.’ Little Stones Review by Ellen Cregan Kill Your Darlings

‘A nuanced commentary on the issue of race, the haves vs the have nots, and the notion of privilege and all it provides.’ Little Stones ReviewCass Moriarty (Author)

'Through Hannah’s eyes, the novel explores the place where the politics of family intersect with the politics of countries and continents.’ SMH Fiction ReviewsSydney Morning Herald

‘Little Stones is fiction written so convincingly that it reads like a memoir.’ Little Stones ReviewANZ LitLovers

Little Stones might be the debut novel from Australian writer Elizabeth Kuiper, but it won’t be her last.’ Little Stones Review by Emily Paull AU Review

‘A portrait, from an explicitly defined perspective, of a country at a moment in its long history.’ Little Stones Review by Elke PowerReadings

Highly recommend this well written, enjoyable debut novel that will take you to Africa without leaving your lounge chair!’ Little Stones ReviewReading and Eating

‘This is young Australian author Elizabeth Kuiper’s first novel, in which she gives us a personal and in-depth understanding of the rapidly changing world in Zimbabwe, under the rule of Robert Mugabe.’ — Lamont Books ReviewLamont Books

What to read in 2019 — Sydney Morning Herald

‘The younger writers, school-age and undergraduate, more than hold their own in the company of their elders: Melbourne University student Elizabeth Kuiper's story about childhood in Zimbabwe, where you don't want to get stopped by the police along Robert Mugabe Road, have a sharp eye for details that she lets speak for themselves.’ Award Winning Australian Writing review: The new writing talent of of the nation — Sydney Morning Herald

Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2019 — Readings


Panelist at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019

Shortlisted for the Hal Porter Short Story Competition 2018

Shortlisted for the H.G Wells Short Story Competition 2017

Longlisted for the Richell Prize 2015

Published in the eighth edition of Award Winning Australian Writing 2015

Guest speaker at the Wheeler Centre’s ‘Next Big Thing’ 2014

Winner of Best Fiction Piece in an Express Media Publication 2014

Winner of the West Australian Young Writers Competition 2012

Winner of ACMI’s ‘Screen It’ Competition 2012