Originally from Melbourne, Hilaire moved to London in 1986. In 1990 she was runner up in the ELLE writing competition. Since then she has had fiction published in Passport, metropolitan, Underground, Technopagan, ABeSea and em one. Her poems have been published in Fatchance, Magma and Scratch and displayed on London's buses. Her first novel, The Sea Between, is as yet unpublished. A collaboration with Scanner, entitled Accretions, was released by the Dutch label Staalplaat in 1996.