Throughout history, there have been many British women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female writers such as J. K. Rowling, Joan Collins, Jane Austen, Julie Andrews, Agatha Christie.
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress, Singer & Author

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933, British
Actress & Author

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
 

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer
Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist

Jane AustenJane Austen
16 December 1775, British
Novelist

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868, British
Writer, Diplomat
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer
Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
15 January 1945, British
Author

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819, British
Author and Novelist
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866, British
Author

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British
Writer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress
Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
06 March 1806, British
Poet

Cilla BlackCilla Black
27 May 1943, British
Singer

Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier
13 May 1907, British
 

Gemma CollinsGemma Collins
31 January 1981, British
Businesswoman
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
27 April 1969, British
Ballerina

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer
Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922, British
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Barbara CartlandBarbara Cartland
09 July 1901, British
Author

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

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Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist
Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet

Carol McGiffinCarol McGiffin
18 February 1960, British
Radio Broadcaster
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author
Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938, British
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892, British
British author

Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836, 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

Anna JamesonAnna Jameson
19 May 1794, British
Writer, Women Rights Activist

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987, British
Artist
Rebecca HumphriesRebecca Humphries
03 October 1987, British
Actress, Playwright

Peaches GeldofPeaches Geldof
13 March 1989, British
Journalist, Television presenter, Model,
Judith KerrJudith Kerr
14 June 1923, British
Writer, Illustrator, Autobiographer, Children's

Claudia WinklemanClaudia Winkleman
15 January 1972, British
Journalist, Writer, Television presenter

Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
06 September 1980, British
Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer,
Sophie DahlSophie Dahl
15 September 1977, British
Author, Model, Writer

E. L. JamesE. L. James
07 March 1963, British
Writer, Novelist
Martha FiennesMartha Fiennes
05 February 1964, British
actor, screenwriter, writer

Sally WainwrightSally Wainwright
1963 AD, British
television producer, screenwriter, playwright

Joan BakewellJoan Bakewell
16 April 1933, British
Correspondent, Journalist, Politician, Author,
Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963, British
Actor, Comedian, Television producer, Television

Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
09 January 1854, British, American
Autobiographer, Writer, Socialite

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
09 January 1954, British
Novelist, Writer

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer, Politician, Novelist, Science fiction

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830, British
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,
Kay BurleyKay Burley
17 December 1960, British
Journalist, Presenter, Novelist

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,

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Poet, Writer, Novelist

Eve PollardEve Pollard
25 December 1945, British
Novelist, Journalist

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

Julia DonaldsonJulia Donaldson
16 September 1948, British
Writer, Playwright, Author, Children's writer

Meera SyalMeera Syal
27 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Alma RevilleAlma Reville
14 August 1899, British, American
Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer

Jodie MarshJodie Marsh
23 December 1978, British
Actor, Model, Writer, Glamour model
Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
1569 AD, British
writer, poet

Caitlin MoranCaitlin Moran
05 April 1975, British
Journalist, Writer, Music journalist

Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
14 November 1944, British
Theologian, Writer, University teacher
Polly SamsonPolly Samson
29 April 1962, British
Songwriter, Journalist, Writer, Novelist

Val McDermidVal McDermid
04 June 1955, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist
Sister NiveditaSister Nivedita
28 October 1867, British
Writer

Lise MayerLise Mayer
29 November 1959, British
screenwriter

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

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
26 February 1909, British
Novelist
Ruth RendellRuth Rendell
17 February 1930, British
Writer, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter

Sarah KaneSarah Kane
03 February 1971, British
Playwright, Writer
Monica AliMonica Ali
20 October 1967, British
Writer, Novelist

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Sharman MacdonaldSharman Macdonald
08 February 1951, British
Playwright, Writer, Screenwriter
Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD, British
poet