Throughout history, there have been many women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female authors such as Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, J. K. Rowling, Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Keller.The women writers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
(Actor, Writer, Model)

31 January 1973

Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Australian,American

Aquarius

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
(Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator)

19 June 1964

Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S.

American

Gemini

Anne FrankAnne Frank
(Writer)

12 June 1929

01 March 1945

Frankfurt am Main, Weimar Germany

German

Gemini

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

31 July 1965

Yate

British

Leo

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

American

Cancer

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
(Actress, Fashion Designer)

13 June 1986

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Gemini

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

02 September 1972

Peterborough

Canadian

Virgo

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

12 January 1976

Torquay, Devon, England

British

Virgo

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
(Actress, Singer & Author)

01 October 1935

Walton-on-Thames

British

Libra

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
(Actress, Author)

22 November 1958

Santa Monica, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
(Novelist)

30 August 1797

01 February 1851

Somers Town, London

British

Virgo

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Ayn RandAyn Rand
(Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a philosophical system named by her as Objectivism)

02 February 1905

06 March 1982

Saint Petersburg

American,Russian

Aquarius

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
(Actress)

06 April 1976

Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Aries

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
(Author)

27 November 1957

Cornell Medical Center Hospital, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
(Model)

01 September 1970

Chennai

Indian

Virgo

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham
(Philanthropist, Poet, Author)

10 June 1920

14 June 2007

Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China

Chinese,American

Gemini

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

American

Sagittarius

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

10 March 1948

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of Steve Jobs)

17 May 1978

Oregon, United States

American

Taurus

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
(Actress & Author)

23 May 1933

Paddington

British

Gemini

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

Birmingham

American

Aquarius

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
(Novelist, Journalist)

07 April 1970

San Francisco, California, United States

American

Aries

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
(Author)

28 July 1866

22 December 1943

Kensington

British

Leo

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
(Artist, Actress)

20 February 1924

Manhattan, New York

American

Pisces

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

American

Cancer

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
(Writer)

09 July 1987

Seattle

American

Cancer

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Capricorn

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
(Actress)

08 June 1933

04 September 2014

Brooklyn

American

Gemini

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
(American writer)

07 February 1867

10 February 1957

Pepin

American

Aquarius

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

American

Taurus

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
(Professor)

29 August 1947

Boston

American

Virgo

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
(Television host)

09 October 1952

Brixton, South London, England

British

Libra

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
(Author)

13 December 1989

Los Angeles, California, USA

American

Sagittarius

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)

12 September 1971

Oyster Bay, New York

Filipino,American

Virgo

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)

06 January 1960

London, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

American

Aquarius

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

02 March 1949

India

Indian

Aquarius

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

10 September 1797

Spitalfields

British

Taurus

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

14 April 1986

Paris

French

Capricorn

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

28 January 1960

Notasulga

American

Capricorn

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

Eatonton

American

Aquarius

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
(Marine biologist)

27 May 1907

14 April 1964

Springdale

American

Gemini

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

27 July 1946

Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aquarius

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
(American author)

14 June 1811

01 July 1896

Litchfield

American

Gemini

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris

29 March 1961

Endicott, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

26 June 2012

New York City

American

Taurus

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
(Author)

04 June 1943

St. Louis

American

Gemini

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Enugu, Nigeria

Nigerian

Virgo

Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
(Singer-Songwriter, author)

24 May 1955

Memphis

American

Gemini

George EliotGeorge Eliot
(Author and Novelist)

22 November 1819

22 December 1880

Warwickshire, England

British

Scorpio

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

09 August 1899

23 April 1996

Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Australian

Leo

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
(Activist, Author)

04 September 1974

Portland, Oregon

American

Virgo

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

British

Leo

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
(Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist)

13 November 1969

Mogadishu

American

Scorpio

Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)

09 August 1960

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

American

Leo

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
(Writer)

11 August 1897

28 November 1968

East Dulwich, London, England

British

Leo

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

14 May 1940

Kaunas

American

Cancer

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
(American-Greek author)

15 July 1950

Athens, Greece

American

Cancer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
(Writer)

29 November 1832

06 March 1888

Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Sagittarius

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
(Writer)

12 February 1884

20 February 1980

New York City

American

Aquarius

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
(Author, Model, Reality TV Star)

23 December 1979

Astoria, Oregon, United States

American

Capricorn

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

17 November 1992

Harlem, New York City

American

Aquarius

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
(Author, Actress)

11 June 1939

Los Angeles, California, USA

American

Gemini

Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier

13 May 1907

19 April 1989

London

British

Taurus

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

28 December 2004

New York City

American

Capricorn

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
(Writer)

02 August 1942

Lima

Chilean,Peruvian,American

Leo

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

05 December 1784

West Africa

American

Taurus

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori
(Physician and Educator)

31 August 1870

06 May 1952

Chiaravalle (Ancona), Italy

Italian

Virgo

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
(Novelist)

14 August 1947

New York City

American

Leo

Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent
(Author)

15 January 1945

Karlovy Vary

British

Capricorn

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
(Poet)

06 March 1806

29 June 1861

Kelloe, Durham, England

British

Pisces

Germaine GreerGermaine Greer
(Australian writer)

29 January 1939

Melbourne

Australian

Aquarius

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
(Author)

14 June 1957

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

American

Gemini

Anne RiceAnne Rice

04 October 1941

American

Libra

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
(Author, Philosopher)

28 September 1950

Petaluma, California, U.S.

American

Libra

George SandGeorge Sand

01 July 1804

08 June 1876

French

Cancer

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
(Actor, Writer, Novelist)

07 December 1979

Ōsaka, Japan

Japanese

Sagittarius

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
(Author)

30 November 1874

24 April 1942

Clifton, Prince Edward Island

Canadian

Sagittarius

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
(Television writer)

10 August 1962

Hartford

American

Leo

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
(Writer)

11 July 1967

London

British,American

Cancer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
(Writer)

24 January 1862

11 August 1937

New York City

American

Aquarius

Alice MunroAlice Munro

10 July 1931

Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Cancer

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
(Author)

14 December 1916

08 August 1965

San Francisco, California, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

Lockport, New York, U.S.

American

Gemini

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
(Journalist & Writer)

08 November 1908

15 February 1998

St. Louis

American

Scorpio

Kate ChopinKate Chopin
(Author)

08 February 1850

22 August 1904

St. Louis

American

Aquarius

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

British

Capricorn

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
(Writer)

17 January 1820

28 May 1849

Thornton, West Yorkshire

British

Capricorn

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)

22 June 1906

07 February 2001

Englewood, New Jersey

American

Cancer

Lillian HellmanLillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

20 June 1905

30 June 1984

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Gemini

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

22 October 1919

17 November 2013

Kermanshah

British

Libra

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian

Taurus

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
(Author, Activist, Public Speaker)

20 March 1976

Burke, Virginia

American

Pisces