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
31 July 1965, British
Author
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist
Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

P L TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian
Writer & Journalist

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace
Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer

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

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author

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

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

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Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer

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

Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Writer

Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer

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

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer
Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright
Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Novelist
Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
20 November 1923, South African
Writer, Political Activist

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist

Hanya YanagiharaHanya Yanagihara
20 September 1974, American
Novelist
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917, Mexican
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD, Japanese
Novelist
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
13 March 1959, American
Author

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

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752, British
Novelist
Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956, British
Author

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer
Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
30 June 1936, Algerian
Author

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

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846, American
Detective Fiction Writer

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist
Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist

Monique TruongMonique Truong
13 May 1968, American
Writer
Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model

Ava DashAva Dash
07 December 1999, American
Damon Dash's Daughter

Valerie PlameValerie Plame
13 August 1963, American
Writer

Anna KarinaAnna Karina
22 September 1940, Danish, French
Actor, Singer, Film director, Novelist,
Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist

Prue LeithPrue Leith
18 February 1940, South African
Restaurateur
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Rachel DolezalRachel Dolezal
12 November 1977, American
Author
Stacey DashStacey Dash
20 January 1967, American
Actress

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868, British
Writer
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress