Throughout history, there have been many women novelists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female novelists such as Lucy Maud Montgomery, J. K. Rowling, Harper Lee, Mary Shelley, Simone de Beauvoir.The women novelists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer
Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 
Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

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Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885, Danish
Writer

Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist

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

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer
Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist
Hanya YanagiharaHanya Yanagihara
20 September 1974, American
Novelist

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Novelist
Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Novelist

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Writer

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
20 November 1923, South African
Writer, Political Activist
Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917, Mexican
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956, British
Author

Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
13 March 1959, American
Author
Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author
Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752, British
Novelist

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer
Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871, Italian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer
Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
30 June 1936, Algerian
Author
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer

Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846, American
Detective Fiction Writer

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist

Monique TruongMonique Truong
13 May 1968, American
Writer

Ava DashAva Dash
07 December 1999, American
Damon Dash's Daughter
Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model

Ruth JonesRuth Jones
22 September 1966, British, Welsh
Actress
Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960, British
Novelist
Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
Stacey DashStacey Dash
20 January 1967, American
Actress