Hilaire grew up in Melbourne and lives in London. She is co-author with Joolz Sparkes of the poetry collection London Undercurrents (Holland Park Press, 2019). Her collaboration with the artist Stephen Graham, indoors looking out (lower case press, 2020), features haiku and tanka written in response to lockdown. Short stories have also appeared in magazines including Meniscus and Under the Radar and in several anthologies. Her novel Hearts on Ice was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2000.