Born in Poland, Maria Agoston migrated to Hungary in 1981, and later to Brisbane, Australia with her family in 1988. She writes poetry and short stories in Polish. In 1993 three of her poems were published in the Queensland Multicultural Writers Association Annual Reading booklet. Also in that year she performed a poetry reading at Yungaba and at Wordfest Brisbane. A Gift For You is her first book of collected poems.