Galgóczi, Erzsébet (1930–1989)

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Galgóczi, Erzsébet (1930–1989)

Hungarian novelist and politician. Name variations: Erzsebet Galgoczi. Born 1930 in Györ in western Hungary; died 1989.

Born into extreme poverty but rose to become successful postwar writer; worked as journalist and on films; openly lesbian, served as Member of Parliament until death from cancer; works include A Közös Bün (1976), A törvényen belül (1980), and Vidravas (1984). Won Joszef Attila Prize (1976) and Kossuth Prize (1987).