The writer and literary critic Made Luiga (b. 1966), who writes under the pseudonym Mudlum, began to publish her creative output through her involvement with the literary group ZA/UM and its culture and society blog. Her debut story collection Tõsine inimene (A Serious Person, 2014) earned the instant attention of critics, and was also nominated for the Estonian annual literary prize. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Friedebert Tuglas Short Story Award.
Mudlum’s first novel Poola poisid (Polish Boys, 2019) won Estonia’s highest annual prose award and the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature.