Throughout history, there have been many British women novelists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female novelists such as J. K. Rowling, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Brontë, Doris Lessing.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author
Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752, British
Novelist
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

E. L. JamesE. L. James
07 March 1963, British
Writer, Novelist

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
09 January 1954, British
Novelist, Writer
Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,
Meera SyalMeera Syal
27 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
06 July 1952, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Poet, Writer, Novelist
Kay BurleyKay Burley
17 December 1960, British
Journalist, Presenter, Novelist

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,

Eve PollardEve Pollard
25 December 1945, British
Novelist, Journalist

Val McDermidVal McDermid
04 June 1955, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist
Polly SamsonPolly Samson
29 April 1962, British
Songwriter, Journalist, Writer, Novelist

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
26 February 1909, British
Novelist

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
27 August 1959, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist,

Ruth RendellRuth Rendell
17 February 1930, British
Writer, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter

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Monica AliMonica Ali
20 October 1967, British
Writer, Novelist
Ann RadcliffeAnn Radcliffe
09 July 1764, British
Author

Julie BurchillJulie Burchill
03 July 1959, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Anna SewellAnna Sewell
30 March 1820, British
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Ruth Prawer JhabvalaRuth Prawer Jhabvala
07 May 1927, British
Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer

Caroline GrahamCaroline Graham
17 July 1931, British
Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer
Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896, British
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Jackie KayJackie Kay
09 November 1961, British
Writer, Novelist
Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957, British
Psychotherapist, Novelist

Stevie SmithStevie Smith
20 September 1902, British
Poet, Illustrator, Novelist, Performer, Writer

Elinor GlynElinor Glyn
17 October 1864, British
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866, German, British
Writer, Novelist

Han SuyinHan Suyin
12 September 1917, British
Midwife, Writer, Non-fiction writer
Deborah MoggachDeborah Moggach
28 June 1948, British
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789, British
Poet, Writer

Alice Thomas EllisAlice Thomas Ellis
09 September 1932, British
Novelist

Gladys Bronwyn SternGladys Bronwyn Stern
17 June 1890, British
Journalist, Novelist, Literary critic, Biographer
Amelia BarrAmelia Barr
29 March 1831, British
Novelist

Marge KennedyMarge Kennedy
12 April 1896, British
 
Phyllis Forbes DennisPhyllis Forbes Dennis
31 May 1884, British