Throughout history, there have been many French female novelists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great French female novelists such as Simone de Beauvoir, George Sand, Marjane Satrapi, Colette, Anna Karina.
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,

Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
04 April 1914, French, Vietnamese
Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Publisher,
Betsy DrakeBetsy Drake
11 September 1923, French, American
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage

Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Emmanuelle ArsanEmmanuelle Arsan
19 January 1932, French, Thai
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Model
Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes
13 June 1969, French
Writer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948, French
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,
Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky
14 May 1947, French
Actor, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Yasmina RezaYasmina Reza
01 May 1959, French
Actor, Linguist, Translator, Playwright, Novelist,

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839, French, British
Novelist

Monique WittigMonique Wittig
13 July 1935, French
Novelist
Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
11 February 1937, French, Guadeloupean
Novelist

Anne DesclosAnne Desclos
23 September 1907, French
Journalist

Anna KavanAnna Kavan
10 April 1901, French, British
Novelist

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette
18 March 1634, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Madeleine de ScudéryMadeleine de Scudéry
15 November 1607, French
Writer

Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856, French, British
Writer
Ludmilla TchérinaLudmilla Tchérina
10 October 1924, French
Ballerina

Elisabeth BeresfordElisabeth Beresford
06 August 1926, French, British
Author

Anna GavaldaAnna Gavalda
09 December 1970, French
Novelist
Andrée ChedidAndrée Chedid
20 March 1920, Egyptian, French
Poet

Nina BerberovaNina Berberova
26 July 1901, French, American, Russian
Writer
Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
20 June 1786, French
Poet

Marie-Claire BlaisMarie-Claire Blais
05 October 1939, Canadian, French
Writer

Edmonde Charles-RouxEdmonde Charles-Roux
17 April 1920, French
Writer
Taos AmroucheTaos Amrouche
04 March 1913, Algerian, French
Writer

Sophie GaySophie Gay
01 July 1776, French
Author
Julie de LespinasseJulie de Lespinasse
09 November 1732, French
FrWriter

Claudine-Alexandrine Guérin de TencinClaudine-Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin
27 April 1682, French
Author

Madame d'AulnoyMadame d'Aulnoy
1651 AD, French
Writer