Anna Cieplak (b. 1988) is the most prominent writer of her generation and a social activist, particularly regarded for her longtime work with children and youth. Her debut novel about modern-day teenagers, Clean It Up (2016), won two of Poland’s the most esteemed prizes for emerging writers: the Conrad Award and the Gombrowicz Prize. Her next book, Zero-Plus Years (2017), was nominated for
the Nike Award, the country’s top literary prize. Her prose is widely recognized as the most important voice of today’s thirty‑somethings.