Monika Herceg (Sisak, 1990) is one of the most acclaimed young Croatian poets. In 2017., she was awarded with Goran Award for Best Young Poets for her unpublished poetry collection Initial Coordinates. The collection was published in 2018., upon which the poet won Kvirin Award for Best Young Poets, Fran Galović Award, Slavić award and international Mostovi Struge Award. In 2019., she was awarded the regional Lapis Histriae prize for her short story Tic-Tac, while her second collection,Closed Season, won the Na vrh jezika literary prize in 2020.
Her poems have been published in various literary magazines and translated into ten languages.