Hein Jaap Hilarides is the author of Frisian novels and short stories and poems in the regional language of Bildtish. One of his many novels is Joppe (2008). He also performs boogie-woogie, Bildtish songs and spoken word poems. His debut was in 2000. His latest Frisian novel De trekker fan Troje was published in 2017, followed in 2018 by Ofskaid en Utsicht, a Biltish collection of short stories, poems and columns.