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
George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

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

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author

ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist, Ghostwriter, Journalist, Writer,

Dora MaarDora Maar
22 November 1907, French
Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet,
Marie TussaudMarie Tussaud
01 December 1761, French
Sculptor

Mylène FarmerMylène Farmer
12 September 1961, Canadian, French
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Singer, Actor,

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

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
07 May 1748, French
Playwright, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer,
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
04 April 1914, French, Vietnamese
Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Publisher,

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist
Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21 February 1878, French, Indian
Mystic, Writer

Betsy DrakeBetsy Drake
11 September 1923, French, American
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage

Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Catherine BreillatCatherine Breillat
13 July 1948, French
Film director, Actor, Writer, Novelist,

Marguerite de NavarreMarguerite de Navarre
11 April 1492, French
Author,Queen
OvidieOvidie
25 August 1980, French
Adult Film Star, Film director, Writer, Sex

Clara MorganeClara Morgane
25 January 1981, French
Adult Film Star, Television presenter,

Virginie DespentesVirginie Despentes
13 June 1969, French
Writer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter
Madame RolandMadame Roland
17 March 1754, French
Salon-holder, Writer

Emmanuelle RivaEmmanuelle Riva
24 February 1927, French
Actor, Photographer, Poet
Anne WiazemskyAnne Wiazemsky
14 May 1947, French
Actor, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter,

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

Sophie CalleSophie Calle
09 October 1953, French
Photographer, Visual artist, Writer, Choreographer

Keren AnnKeren Ann
10 March 1974, French, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Writer, Engineer, Singer, Audio
Raffaëla AndersonRaffaëla Anderson
08 January 1976, French
Adult Film Star, Actor, Writer
Yasmina RezaYasmina Reza
01 May 1959, French
Actor, Linguist, Translator, Playwright, Novelist,

Marina VladyMarina Vlady
10 May 1938, French
Actor, Singer, Writer

Emmanuelle ArsanEmmanuelle Arsan
19 January 1932, French, Thai
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Model

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette
18 March 1634, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de SévignéMarie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
05 February 1626, French
Aristocrat

Nathalie SarrauteNathalie Sarraute
18 July 1900, French, Russian
Lawyer

Anna GavaldaAnna Gavalda
09 December 1970, French
Novelist

Anna de NoaillesAnna de Noailles
15 November 1876, French
Writer, Salon-holder, Poet, Model

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Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la FayetteMarie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette
18 March 1634, French
Novelist
AmantineAmantine
01 July 1804, French
 

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael-HolsteinAnne Louise Germaine de Stael-Holstein
22 April 1766, French
 
Louise-Rose-Etiennette GerardLouise-Rose-Etiennette Gerard
05 April 1871, French