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

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

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

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

Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907, Austrian, German
Writer, Autobiographer
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12 February 1861, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst, author

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911, German
Writer
Angela GossowAngela Gossow
05 November 1974, German
Singer, Journalist, Writer, Songwriter

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914, German
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer
Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer, Singer,

Christiane F.Christiane F.
20 May 1962, German
Actor, Writer

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837, German
Composer, Writer, Director
Jil SanderJil Sander
27 November 1943, German
Fashion designer

Elisabeth Förster-NietzscheElisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
10 July 1846, German
Archivist
Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929, German, Polish
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial

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

Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
28 December 1925, German
Actor, Writer, Singer, Autobiographer, Stage
Katrin HimmlerKatrin Himmler
1967 AD, German
writer, historian of the modern age

Gertrude the GreatGertrude the Great
06 January 1256, German
Nun
Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12 July 1874, German
Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist

Dolly BusterDolly Buster
23 October 1969, German
Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician,

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs
10 December 1891, German, Swedish
Poet, Playwright, Writer

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913, Swiss, German
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual
Charlotte RocheCharlotte Roche
18 March 1978, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer
Annemarie SchimmelAnnemarie Schimmel
07 April 1922, German
Translator, Writer, University teacher

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866, German, British
Writer, Novelist

Anna SeghersAnna Seghers
19 November 1900, German
Writer

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

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

Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald
29 October 1948, German
actor, television presenter, novelist, journalist

Loki SchmidtLoki Schmidt
03 March 1919, German
Writer

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