Arlou is a poet, prose writer and a historian. He published more than 20 books (1), out of which a short story "Rendezvous at manoeuvres" (Рандэву на манёўрах, 1992) could be mentioned as it forms a part of the Belarusian literature classes at the secondary schools. His works have mostly a lot to do with the history of Belarus that he tends to promote. Together with Z. Herasimovich, they published a successful album-book The Country Called Belarus (Краіна Беларусь) in 2003, using a popular way to describe the history of Belarus. The book was originally published in the Slovak "Kalligram" publishing house.
Arlou holds several state awards. In 1996, he got the F. Bahushevich Prize by the Belarusian PEN-center for the best historical prose.