Throughout history, there have been many German women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female writers such as Anne Frank, Cornelia Funke, Herta Müller, Franka Potente, Heike Makatsch.
Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction

Franka PotenteFranka Potente
22 July 1974, German
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Margot FrankMargot Frank
16 February 1926, German
Second World War victim
Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907, Austrian, German
Writer, Autobiographer

Traudl JungeTraudl Junge
16 March 1920, German
Memoirist, Painter, Secretary, Writer

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911, German

Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer, Singer,
Angela GossowAngela Gossow
05 November 1974, German
Singer, Journalist, Writer, Songwriter

Maria RivaMaria Riva
13 December 1924, German, American
Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12 February 1861, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst, author

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914, German
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist
Christiane F.Christiane F.
20 May 1962, German
Actor, Writer

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837, German
Composer, Writer, Director
Elisabeth Förster-NietzscheElisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
10 July 1846, German

Jil SanderJil Sander
27 November 1943, German
Fashion designer

Dolly BusterDolly Buster
23 October 1969, German
Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician,
Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
28 December 1925, German
Actor, Writer, Singer, Autobiographer, Stage

Katrin HimmlerKatrin Himmler
1967 AD, German
writer, historian of the modern age
Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12 July 1874, German
Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist

Sahra WagenknechtSahra Wagenknecht
16 July 1969, German
Politician, Economist, Non-fiction writer,

Gertrude the GreatGertrude the Great
06 January 1256, German

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs
10 December 1891, German, Swedish
Poet, Playwright, Writer
Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929, German, Polish
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial
Charlotte RocheCharlotte Roche
18 March 1978, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer

Annemarie SchimmelAnnemarie Schimmel
07 April 1922, German
Translator, Writer, University teacher

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913, Swiss, German
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866, German, British
Writer, Novelist
Anna SeghersAnna Seghers
19 November 1900, German

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Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Bertha PappenheimBertha Pappenheim
27 February 1859, Austrian, German
Writer, Journalist, Social worker, Feminist

0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald
29 October 1948, German
actor, television presenter, novelist, journalist
Loki SchmidtLoki Schmidt
03 March 1919, German

Louise Otto-PetersLouise Otto-Peters
26 March 1819, German
Journalist, Writer