Sipke de Schiffart (1959) was born and raised in Longerhou. He made a living as a farmer there for about twenty years. Nowadays, he lives in Leeuwarden. He writes, paints and plays chess. In 2012 his collection of short stories Wat it is om bang te wêzen was published by the Friese Pers Boekerij and his poetry collection Oan dy tinke was published by Hispel in 2017. He is hard at work on a novel.