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
(Author)

31 July 1965

British

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
(Novelist)

30 August 1797

British

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)

02 November 1970

British

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

British

Jane AsherJane Asher
(Actress)

05 April 1946

British

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
(Writer)

11 July 1967

British,American

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
(Writer)

17 January 1820

British

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

22 October 1919

British

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
(Novelist)

29 September 1810

British

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
(Novelist)

17 December 1945

British

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

British

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
(Actress)

11 April 1937

British

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Aphra BehnAphra Behn
(Playwright)

10 July 1640

British

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
(Author)

22 March 1808

British

Frances BurneyFrances Burney
(Novelist)

13 June 1752

British

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
(Writer)

01 August 1881

British

Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

British

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E. L. JamesE. L. James
(Writer, Novelist)

07 March 1963

British

Zadie SmithZadie Smith
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist)

25 October 1975

British

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
(Novelist, Writer)

09 January 1954

British

P. D. JamesP. D. James
(Writer, Politician, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

03 August 1920

British

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
(Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist, Journalist)

29 December 1893

British

Kay BurleyKay Burley
(Journalist, Presenter, Novelist)

17 December 1960

British

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Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet lawyer, Literary critic)

06 July 1952

British

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
(Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet)

13 June 1893

British

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
(Poet, Writer, Novelist)

13 November 1785

British

Eve PollardEve Pollard
(Novelist, Journalist)

25 December 1945

British

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
(Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer, Novelist, Short story writer)

24 November 1849

British,American

Meera SyalMeera Syal
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer)

27 June 1961

British

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Polly SamsonPolly Samson
(Songwriter, Journalist, Writer, Novelist)

29 April 1962

British

Val McDermidVal McDermid
(Writer, Novelist, Journalist)

04 June 1955

British

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
(Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Author, Science fiction writer)

27 August 1959

British

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(Novelist)

26 February 1909

British

Ruth RendellRuth Rendell
(Writer, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter)

17 February 1930

British

Monica AliMonica Ali
(Writer, Novelist)

20 October 1967

British

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Ann RadcliffeAnn Radcliffe
(Author)

09 July 1764

British

Julie BurchillJulie Burchill
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)

03 July 1959

British

Caroline GrahamCaroline Graham
(Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer)

17 July 1931

British

Ruth Prawer JhabvalaRuth Prawer Jhabvala
(Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer)

07 May 1927

British

Anna SewellAnna Sewell
(Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)

30 March 1820

British

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
(Psychotherapist, Novelist)

01 November 1957

British

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Jackie KayJackie Kay
(Writer, Novelist)

09 November 1961

British

Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
(Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter, Biographer)

25 July 1896

British

Stevie SmithStevie Smith
(Poet, Illustrator, Novelist, Performer, Writer)

20 September 1902

British

Elinor GlynElinor Glyn
(Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter)

17 October 1864

British

Han SuyinHan Suyin
(Midwife, Writer, Non-fiction writer)

12 September 1917

British

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
(Writer, Novelist)

31 August 1866

German,British

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Deborah MoggachDeborah Moggach
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter)

28 June 1948

British

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
(Poet, Writer)

01 September 1789

British

Alice Thomas EllisAlice Thomas Ellis
(Novelist)

09 September 1932

British

Gladys Bronwyn SternGladys Bronwyn Stern
(Journalist, Novelist, Literary critic, Biographer)

17 June 1890

British

Amelia BarrAmelia Barr
(Novelist)

29 March 1831

British

Phyllis Dorothy JamesPhyllis Dorothy James

03 August 1920

British

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Marge KennedyMarge Kennedy

12 April 1896

British

Phyllis Forbes DennisPhyllis Forbes Dennis

31 May 1884

British