Find out more about the greatest 21st Century French Writers, including Sophie Marceau, Jean-Luc Godard, Michel Houellebecq, Betsy Drake and Mylène Farmer

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera

01 April 1929

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano

30 July 1945

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard

03 December 1930

Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau

17 November 1966

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky

17 February 1929

Bertrand CantatBertrand Cantat

05 March 1964

Anna KarinaAnna Karina

22 September 1940

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva

24 June 1941

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

11 June 1934

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq

26 February 1956

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer

12 September 1961

René GirardRené Girard

25 December 1923

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou

17 January 1937

Bruno LatourBruno Latour

22 June 1947

Olivier AssayasOlivier Assayas

25 January 1955

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat

13 July 1948

Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky

14 May 1947

Betsy DrakeBetsy Drake

11 September 1923

OvidieOvidie

25 August 1980

Matthieu RicardMatthieu Ricard

15 February 1946

Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov

22 February 1943

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva

24 February 1927

Clara MorganeClara Morgane

25 January 1981

Claude LelouchClaude Lelouch

30 October 1937

Tzvetan TodorovTzvetan Todorov

01 March 1939

Jacques RivetteJacques Rivette

01 March 1928

George SteinerGeorge Steiner

23 April 1929

Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes

13 June 1969

Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray

01 January 1959

Yasmina RezaYasmina Reza

01 May 1959

Sophie CalleSophie Calle

09 October 1953

Raffaëla AndersonRaffaëla Anderson

08 January 1976

Marina VladyMarina Vlady

10 May 1938

Gao XingjianGao Xingjian

04 January 1940

Fred VargasFred Vargas

07 June 1957

Jacques AttaliJacques Attali

01 November 1943

Claude LanzmannClaude Lanzmann

27 November 1925

Paul VirilioPaul Virilio

04 January 1932

Robert FaurissonRobert Faurisson

25 January 1929

Raphaël EnthovenRaphaël Enthoven

09 November 1975

François GautierFrançois Gautier

26 July 1959

Breyten BreytenbachBreyten Breytenbach

16 September 1939

Jean-Luc MarionJean-Luc Marion

03 July 1946

Edgar MorinEdgar Morin

08 July 1921

Jean RaspailJean Raspail

05 July 1925

Marc LevyMarc Levy

16 October 1961

Michel SerresMichel Serres

01 September 1930

Bernard WerberBernard Werber

18 September 1961

Pierre LemaitrePierre Lemaitre

19 April 1951

Bertrand TavernierBertrand Tavernier

25 April 1941

Keren AnnKeren Ann

10 March 1974

Alain FinkielkrautAlain Finkielkraut

30 June 1949

Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal

11 August 1932

Pascal BrucknerPascal Bruckner

15 December 1948

Joann SfarJoann Sfar

28 August 1971

André GlucksmannAndré Glucksmann

19 June 1937

Frederic BeigbederFrederic Beigbeder

21 September 1965

Éric ZemmourÉric Zemmour

31 August 1958

Éric-Emmanuel SchmittÉric-Emmanuel Schmitt

28 March 1960

Étienne BalibarÉtienne Balibar

23 April 1942