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.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
(Author)

31 July 1965

British

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
(Novelist, Journalist)

07 April 1970

American

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
(Novelist)

30 August 1797

British

P L TraversP. L. Travers
(Writer & Journalist)

09 August 1899

Australian

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Canadian

Justine MuskJustine Musk
(Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife)

02 September 1972

Canadian

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
(Actress, Model, Writer)

20 September 1975

Italian

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

French

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)

02 November 1970

British

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

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Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
(Writer)

12 April 1916

American

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Nigerian

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
(Author)

30 November 1874

Canadian

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

British

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

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Jane AsherJane Asher
(Actress)

05 April 1946

British

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
(Actress)

15 June 1959

American

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
(Author)

14 December 1916

American

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
(Writer)

29 November 1832

American

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
(Writer)

02 August 1942

Chilean,Peruvian,American

George SandGeorge Sand

01 July 1804

French

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Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
(Actress)

11 September 1958

American

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
(Novelist)

14 August 1947

American

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
(Actor, Writer, Novelist)

07 December 1979

Japanese

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
(Author)

14 June 1957

American

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
(Writer)

24 January 1862

American

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
(Writer)

11 July 1967

British,American

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Tove JanssonTove Jansson
(Novelist)

09 August 1914

Finnish

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
(Journalist & Writer)

08 November 1908

American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

American

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
(Writer)

17 January 1820

British

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
(Writer)

31 August 1919

Indian

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

22 October 1919

British

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Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist)

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Willa CatherWilla Cather
(Author)

07 December 1873

American

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)

22 June 1906

American

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
(Writer)

20 December 1954

American

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
(Actress)

21 May 1992

American

Amy TanAmy Tan
(Writer)

19 February 1952

American

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Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

Mexican

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

British

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
(Novelist)

17 December 1945

British

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
(Novelist)

29 September 1810

British

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
(American novelist)

19 February 1917

American

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

08 April 1955

American

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Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
(Actress)

11 April 1937

British

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
(Playwright)

10 July 1640

British

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
(Writer, Political Activist)

20 November 1923

South African

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
(Novelist)

25 May 1949

American

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
(Author)

22 March 1808

British

Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
(Author)

13 March 1959

American

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Herta MüllerHerta Müller
(Writer)

17 August 1953

German

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
(Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

20 October 1946

Austrian

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)

15 May 1890

American

Frances BurneyFrances Burney
(Novelist)

13 June 1752

British

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
(Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize)

09 June 1843

Austrian

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
(Author)

19 January 1969

Haitian

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Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
(Author of children’s fiction)

10 December 1958

German

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

Norwegian

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
(Science Fiction Writer)

22 June 1947

American

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
(Writer)

13 April 1953

Algerian

Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

27 September 1871

Italian

Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
(Author)

30 June 1936

Algerian

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Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
(Writer)

01 August 1881

British

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)

31 October 1825

Australian

Anais NinAnais Nin
(Essayist)

21 February 1903

American

Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
(Detective Fiction Writer)

11 November 1846

American

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
(Novelist)

12 November 1941

Uruguayan

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Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

British

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
(Author, Socialite, Model)

01 May 1968

American

Monique TruongMonique Truong
(Writer)

13 May 1968

American

Ava DashAva Dash
(Damon Dash's Daughter)

07 December 1999

American

ColetteColette
(Novelist, Ghostwriter, Journalist, Writer, Librettist, Screenwriter, Short story writer, Playwright)

28 January 1873

French

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
(Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist)

24 November 1961

Indian

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Yang JiangYang Jiang
(Writer)

17 July 1911

Chinese,Taiwanese

E. L. JamesE. L. James
(Writer, Novelist)

07 March 1963

British

Joan DidionJoan Didion
(Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Essayist)

05 December 1934

American

Zadie SmithZadie Smith
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist)

25 October 1975

British

Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
(Screenwriter, Children's writer, Novelist, Writer)

14 November 1907

Swedish

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
(Writer, Autobiographer)

17 April 1885

Danish

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)

10 October 1950

American

P. D. JamesP. D. James
(Writer, Politician, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

03 August 1920

British

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
(Author, Journalist)

08 November 1964

Indian

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
(Novelist)

0973 AD

Japanese

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
(Novelist, Writer)

09 January 1954

British

Anne LamottAnne Lamott
(Writer, Novelist)

10 April 1954

American

Kay BurleyKay Burley
(Journalist, Presenter, Novelist)

17 December 1960

British

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
(Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist, Journalist)

29 December 1893

British

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
(Poet, Writer, Novelist)

13 November 1785

British

Louise PennyLouise Penny
(Novelist, Writer)

01 July 1958

Canadian

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

Irish

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
(Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, Feminist)

25 August 1962

Bangladeshi

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
(Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist, Screenwriter, Model)

22 September 1940

Danish,French

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
(Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet)

13 June 1893

British

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
(Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist, Autobiographer, Writer, Activist)

28 November 1944

American