Gerty Agoston is a Hungarian-American playwright and novelist.
Agoston was born in Budapest, Hungary and wanted to come to the United States after seeing American films when she was 6 years old. After studying in Paris, she came to New York City with her sister who had married a United States citizen. Once there, she wrote for the publication New Yorker Staats-Zeitung for 26 years and was a film correspondent for Basler Zeitung. For 3 years, Agoston was the cultural correspondent of Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She later decided to quit her journalism career to write novels and plays.
Agoston has written 13 novels which have been translated into multiple languages and her novel My Bed Is Not For Sleeping was banned in Australia. Other novels include I Married a Hundred Husbands and My Husband Is a Magnificent Whore. Her one-act play For Each Man Kills was published in the anthology The Best One-Act Plays Of 1948-1949 and her one-act play Three Parsons was published in The Best One-Act Plays Of 1950-1951. She has translated German plays into English as well as American plays into German.
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