Bethlen, Countess Margit (Margaret) (Budapest, 6 August 1882 - Budapest, 7 June 1970) – Writer, journalist. She was the wife of politician Count István (Stephen) Bethlen.Her first short novel Tale About the Sad City (Mese a szomorú városról) was published in 1916. Novels and short stories followed in the 1920s. The subjects of her works were for the most part women of woeful fate. She was Editor of the biweekly literary magazine Festival (Ünnep) (1935-1944). The Communist authorities deported her from Budapest to the countryside in 1951; but later she was allowed to return. Her works include A Life (Egy élet) (1921); The Great Something (A nagy valami) (1934), and Between Two Women (Két asszony között) (1941). She wrote plays as well, including The Gray Garment (A szürke ruha) performed at the National Theater (Nemzeti Színház), Budapest (1929) and it was also performed in Italy. – B: 0883, 1257, T: 7103.→Bethlen, Count István.