Throughout history, there have been many French women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great French female writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, George Sand, Marjane Satrapi, Christine de Pizan, Sophie Marceau.
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

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
07 May 1748, French
Playwright

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author
Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,
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
Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Emmanuelle ArsanEmmanuelle Arsan
19 January 1932, French, Thai
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Model

Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835, French, American
Actress

Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes
13 June 1969, French
Writer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter

Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948, French
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,
Clara MorganeClara Morgane
25 January 1981, French
Adult Film Star, Television presenter,

Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky
14 May 1947, French
Actor, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Marina VladyMarina Vlady
10 May 1938, French
Actor, Singer, Writer

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927, French
Actor, Photographer, Poet

OvidieOvidie
25 August 1980, French
Adult Film Star, Film director, Writer, Sex
Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957, French
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Raffaëla AndersonRaffaëla Anderson
08 January 1976, French
Adult Film Star, Actor, Writer
Jeanne GuyonJeanne Guyon
13 April 1648, French
Mystic

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893, French, Italian, British
Explorer

Keren AnnKeren Ann
10 March 1974, French, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Engineer, Singer, Audio
Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953, French
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer

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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

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de SévignéMarie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
05 February 1626, French
Aristocrat
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,

Ludmilla TchérinaLudmilla Tchérina
10 October 1924, French
Ballerina

Madeleine de ScudéryMadeleine de Scudéry
15 November 1607, French
Writer
Laura de NovesLaura de Noves
1310 AD, French
Poet

Nathalie SarrauteNathalie Sarraute
18 July 1900, French, Russian
Lawyer

Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856, French, British
Writer

Elisabeth BeresfordElisabeth Beresford
06 August 1926, French, British
Author

Anna de NoaillesAnna de Noailles
15 November 1876, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Poet, Model
Louise LabéLouise Labé
1522 AD, French
Poet

Anna GavaldaAnna Gavalda
09 December 1970, French
Novelist
Violette VerdyViolette Verdy
01 December 1933, French
Ballerina

Andrée ChedidAndrée Chedid
20 March 1920, Egyptian, French
Poet

Nina BerberovaNina Berberova
26 July 1901, French, American, Russian
Writer
Gisèle FreundGisèle Freund
19 December 1908, German, French
Photographer

Laure Junot, Duchess of AbrantèsLaure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
06 November 1784, French
Writer
Marie-Claire BlaisMarie-Claire Blais
05 October 1939, Canadian, French
Writer

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
20 June 1786, French
Poet

Henriette CampanHenriette Campan
06 October 1752, French
Educator

Anna Cora MowattAnna Cora Mowatt
05 March 1819, French, American
Author

Anne DacierAnne Dacier
1645 AD, French
Scholar
Taos AmroucheTaos Amrouche
04 March 1913, Algerian, French
Writer

Edmonde Charles-RouxEdmonde Charles-Roux
17 April 1920, French
Writer

La ClaironLa Clairon
25 January 1723, French
Actress

Esther InglisEsther Inglis
1571 AD, French, Scottish
Artisan
Cécile de BrunhoffCécile de Brunhoff
16 October 1903, French
Pianist

Christiane Desroches NoblecourtChristiane Desroches Noblecourt
17 November 1913, French
Author
Louise-Victorine AckermannLouise-Victorine Ackermann
30 November 1813, French
Poet

Sophie GaySophie Gay
01 July 1776, French
Author

Françoise PrévostFrançoise Prévost
1680 AD, French
Actress
Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde DeshoulièresAntoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulières
01 January 1638, French
Poet

Julie de LespinasseJulie de Lespinasse
09 November 1732, French
FrWriter
Ninon de LenclosNinon de Lenclos
10 November 1620, French
Author

Marie De FranceMarie De France
1160 AD, French
French poet

Anne Of FranceAnne Of France
03 April 1461, French
Regent of France
Claudine-Alexandrine Guérin de TencinClaudine-Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin
27 April 1682, French
Author

Louise-Rose-Etiennette GerardLouise-Rose-Etiennette Gerard
05 April 1871, French
 
Madame d'AulnoyMadame d'Aulnoy
1651 AD, French
Writer