Monika Herceg (born 1990, in Sisak) is a poet, playwright, editor, feminist and popular science activist from Croatia. She is a prominent young poet of a new generation in Croatia and the most awarded young author in recent Croatian history. She grew up near Petrinja, is studying physics at the University of Rijeka and raises two kids in Zagreb. In 2017 she won Goran the most prominent award for young authors in Croatia. As a result her first book was published in 2018 to critical acclaim and has since won the Kvirin Award, the Fran Galović Award, the Slavić Award and the international award Mostovi Struge. That made her literary debut the most awarded poetry book in Croatian history. Her second book Lovostaj (The Closed Season) appeared in 2019. The manuscript won the Na vrh jezika award for best unpublished poetry volume in 2018.