Monika Radojevic was born in London and has lived in London her whole life. She is half-Brazilian and half-Montenegrin, and speaks both languages. Monika has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol, and a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Her debut poetry collection will be her first published work, having won the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers' Prize. Monika works in the humanitarian and non-profit sector, but has written her whole life and intends to write more following her poetry collection.