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.
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

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

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

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

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

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

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress
Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

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

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author
George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

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

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist
Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917, Mexican
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist
Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
20 November 1923, South African
Writer, Political Activist

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

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

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752, British
Novelist

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author
Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer

Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871, Italian
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

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

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer
Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
30 June 1936, Algerian
Author
Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846, American
Detective Fiction Writer

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, 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

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
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

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress

Jane FallonJane Fallon
09 December 1960, British
Novelist
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist, Ghostwriter, Journalist, Writer,

Joan DidionJoan Didion
05 December 1934, American
Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer,
Fannie FlaggFannie Flagg
21 September 1944, American
Actress

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885, Danish
Writer, Autobiographer

Karrine SteffansKarrine Steffans
24 August 1978, American, U.S. Virgin Islander
Writer

E. L. JamesE. L. James
07 March 1963, British
Writer, Novelist
Patti DavisPatti Davis
21 October 1952, American
Actress

Jackie CollinsJackie Collins
04 October 1937, British, American
Novelist
Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory
09 January 1954, British
Novelist, Writer
Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
10 October 1950, American
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction
Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
14 November 1907, Swedish
Screenwriter, Children's writer, Novelist, Writer