Abdellah Taïa Abdellah Taïa (Salé, 1973) is a Moroccan writer who writes in French and based in Paris since 1998.
Abdelwahab Meddeb Abdelwahab Meddeb (born 1946) is an award-winning French-language poet, novelist, essayist, translator, editor, Islamic scholar, cultural critic, political commentator, radio producer, public in...
Abel Bonnard Abel Bonnard (December 19, 1883 – May 31, 1968) was a French poet, novelist and politician.
Abel Hermant Abel Hermant (3 February 1861 – 29 September 1950) was a French novelist, playwright, essayist and writer, and member of the Académie française.
Adolphe Chenevière Adolphe Chenevière, D.ès.L. (1855–1917) was a fin de siècle French novelist, short story writer, and literary scholar.
Adolphe d'Ennery Adolphe Philippe d'Ennery or Dennery was a French Jewish dramatist and novelist.
Adrien Bertrand Adrien Bertrand (4 August 1888 – 18 November 1917) was a French novelist whose short career was punctuated by a series of striking surrealist anti-war novels, written as Bertrand lay dying from ...
Adrien Goetz Adrien Goetz (born 1966 in Caen, Calvados) is a French art critic and novelist.
Aleksandar Josipović Aleksandar Josipović (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Јосиповић, born 1981) is French artist Yugoslavian background, former Yugoslavian Dance Champion and professional dancer, dance teacher, lectur...
Alexandre Bisson Alexandre Charles Auguste Bisson (April 9, 1848 – January 27, 1912) was an important French playwright, vaudeville creator, and novelist.
Alexandre Chatrian Alexandre Chatrian (18 December 1826 – 3 September 1890) was a French writer, associated with the region of Alsace-Lorraine.
Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer.
Alexandre Dumas, fils Alexandre Dumas, fils (27 July 1824 – 27 November 1895) was a French writer and dramatist, best known for Camille (a.k.a.
Alexandre Jardin Alexandre Jardin (born April 14, 1965) is a French writer, film director and winner of the Prix Femina, 1988, for Le Zèbre.
Alexis Jenni Alexis Jenni is a French novelist and biology teacher.
Alfred Capus Alfred Capus (November 25, 1858 – November 1, 1922) was a French journalist and playwright, born in Aix-en-Provence and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
Alfred de Musset Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist.
Alfred de Vigny Alfred Victor de Vigny (27 March 1797 – 17 September 1863) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist.
Alfred Jarry Alfred Jarry (8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer best known for coining the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics, "inspiring a century of experimentation".
Alphonse Daudet Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 – 16 December 1897) was a French novelist.
Alphonse Royer Alphonse Royer, (10 September 1803–11 April 1875) was a French author, dramatist and theatre manager, most remembered today for having written (with his regular collaborator, Gustave Vaëz)...
Antoine de Lévis Mirepoix Antoine Pierre Marie François Joseph de Lévis-Mirepoix (1 August 1884 in Léran, Ariège – 16 July 1981 in Lavelanet) was a French historian, novelist and essayist.
Antoine de Lévis-Mirepoix Antoine Pierre Marie François Joseph de Lévis-Mirepoix (1 August 1884 in Léran, Ariège – 16 July 1981 in Lavelanet) was a French historian, novelist and essayist.
Antoine de Nervèze Antoine de Nervèze (c. 1570 – after 1622) was a French nobleman and writer of novels, translations, letters and moral works at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry, was a French writer, poet and pioneering aviator.
Antoine François Prévost Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles (1 April 1697 – 23 December 1763), usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist.
Antoine Furetière Antoine Furetière (28 December 1619 – 14 May 1688), French scholar and writer, was born in Paris.
Antoine Rédier Antoine Rédier (7 July 1873 - 27 July 1954) was a French writer who was leader of the far-right Légion organization in the 1920s.
Antoinette Henriette Clémence Robert Antoinette Henriette Clémence Robert (6 December 1797 – 1 December 1872) was a French writer of historical fiction, poetry, non-fiction, stage plays, and short stories.
Ariel Kenig Ariel Kenig (born June 24, 1983) is a French writer.
Aristophane Firmin Aristophane Boulon was a Guadeloupe-born cartoonist.
Arnould Galopin Arnould Galopin (1865, Marbeuf, Eure - 1934) was a prolific French writer with more than 50 novels to his credit.
Arsène Houssaye Arsène Houssaye (28 March 1815 - 26 February 1896), French novelist, poet and man of letters, was born at Bruyères (Aisne), near Laon.
Arthur Bernède Arthur Bernède (5 January 1871 – 20 March 1937) was a French writer, poet, opera libretist, and playwright.
Arthur de Gobineau Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (14 July 1816 – 13 October 1882) was a French aristocrat, novelist and man of letters who became famous for developing the theory of the Aryan master race in his ...
Auguste Defauconpret Auguste Jean-Baptiste Defauconpret (1767, Lille – 1843) was a French man of letters.
Auguste Hilarion, comte de Kératry Auguste Hilarion, comte de Kératry (December 28, 1769 - November 7, 1859), was a French poet, novelist, short story writer, literary critic, historian, and politician.
Auguste Maquet Auguste Maquet (13 September 1813, Paris – 8 January 1888) was a French author, best known as the chief collaborator of French novelist Alexandre Dumas, père, co-writing such works as The Coun...
Aurora Cornu Aurora Cornu (born December 6, 1931, Proviţa de Jos, Prahova County, Romania) is a Romanian-born French writer, actress, film director, and translator.
Aurélien Scholl Aurelien Scholl (July 13, 1833 in Bordeaux – 1902), was a French author and journalist.
Azouz Begag Azouz Begag, (عزوز بقاق) (born 5 February 1957 in Lyon, Rhône, France) is a French writer, politician and researcher in economics and sociology at the CNRS. He was the delegate minister fo...
Beatrice Hammer Béatrice Hammer (born Paris, 4 February 1963) is a French writer, who publishes novels and short stories for adults (since 1994) and novels for children (since 2005).
Benoît Duteurtre Benoît Duteurtre is a French novelist and essayist, born in 1960.
Benoît Peeters Benoît Peeters (born 1956) is a comics writer, novelist, and critic.
Bernard Giraudeau Bernard René Giraudeau (18 June 1947 – 17 July 2010) was a French actor, film director, scriptwriter, producer and writer.
Bernard Privat Bernard Privat (1914-1985) was a French writer and editor.
Bernard-Henri Lévy Bernard-Henri Lévy (born 5 November 1948) is a French public intellectual and author.
Bertrand Visage Bertrand Visage is a French writer, and winner of the Prix Femina, 1984, for Tous les soleils.
Binet-Valmer Jean-Auguste-Gustave Binet (June 3, 1875–April 20, 1940), also known as Binet-Valmer, was a Franco-Swiss novelist and journalist.
Blaise Cendrars Frédéric-Louis Sauser (September 1, 1887 – January 21, 1961), better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet who became a naturalized French citizen in 1916.
Camille Laurens Camille Laurens is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 2000, for Dans ces bras-là.
Camille Mauclair Séverin Faust (December 29, 1872, Paris – April 23, 1945), better known by his pseudonym Camille Mauclair, was a French poet, novelist, biographer, travel writer, and art critic.
Carina Rozenfeld Carina Rozenfeld is a French author who writes children's books in the science-fiction and fantasy genres.
Catherine Arley Catherine Arley, the literary pseudonym of Pierrette Pernot, is a French novelist, born in Paris on 20 December 1924.
Catherine Bernard Catherine Bernard (1662 – 16 September 1712) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist.
Catherine Breillat Catherine Breillat (born 13 July 1948) is a French filmmaker, novelist and Professor of Auteur Cinema at the European Graduate School.
Catherine Clément Catherine Clément (born 10 February 1939) is a prominent French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic.
Catherine Enjolet Catherine Enjolet (born in Paris) is a French novelist and essayist.
Catherine Hermary-Vieille Catherine Hermary-Vieille is a French writer, and winner of the Prix Femina, 1981, for Le Grand Vizir de la nuit.
Catherine Rihoit Catherine Rihoit (Born in Caen in 1950) is a French woman of letters.
Catulle Mendès Catulle Mendès (22 May 1841 – 8 February 1909) was a French poet and man of letters.
Champfleury Jules François Felix Fleury-Husson (17 September 1820, Laon, Aisne – 6 December 1889, Sèvres), who wrote under the name Champfleury, was a French art critic and novelist, a prominent supp...
Charles Dantzig Charles Dantzig is a French author, born in Tarbes on October 7, 1961.
Charles Juliet Charles Juliet, born on 30 September 1934 in Jujurieux in Ain, is a French poet, playwright and novelist.
Charles Monselet Charles Monselet was a French journalist, novelist, poet and playwright, nicknamed "the king of the gastronomes" by his contemporaries.
Charles Nodier Jean Charles Emmanuel Nodier (April 29, 1780 – January 27, 1844), was a French author who introduced a younger generation of Romanticists to the conte fantastique, gothic literature, vampire...
Charles Paul de Kock Charles Paul de Kock (May 21, 1793 in Passy, Paris – April 27, 1871 in Paris) was a French novelist.
Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson Auguste-Simon-Jean-Chrysostome Poirson, known as Delestre-Poirson (22 August 1790, Paris - 19 November 1859) was a French playwright and theatre director.
Charles-Louis Philippe Charles-Louis Philippe, French novelist, was born in Cérilly, Allier, Auvergne, on 4 August 1874, and died in Paris on 21 December 1909.
Christine Adamo Christine Adamo is a French writer who comes from the world of the sciences.
Christine Angot Christine Angot (born 7 February 1959) is a French writer, novelist and playwright.
Christophe Honoré Christophe Honoré (born April 10, 1970) is a French writer and film director.
Chrétien de Troyes Chrétien de Troyes (Christian) was a late 12th century French poet and trouvère known for his work on Arthurian subjects, and for originating the character Lancelot.
Cizia Zykë Cizia Zykë (born Jean-Charles Zykë; c. 1949 – 27 September 2011) was a French writer and adventurer born in Morocco.
Claire de Duras Claire, Duchess of Duras (née de Kersaint; 1777–1828) was a French writer best known for her 1823 novel called Ourika, which examines issues of racial and sexual equality, and which in...
Claude Faraggi Claude Faraggi was a French writer, best known for his 1975 novel, Le Maître d'heure, which won the Prix Femina.
Claude Farrère Claude Farrère, pseudonym of Frédéric-Charles Bargone (27 April 1876, in Lyon – 21 June 1957, in Paris), was a French author of novels set in such exotic locations as Istanbul, Saigon, and...
Claude Ollier Claude Ollier (born in Paris on 17 December 1922) is a French writer closely associated with the nouveau roman literary movement.
Dominique Fernandez Dominique Fernandez (born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine on August 25, 1929) is a French writer of novels, essays and travel books.
Dominique Noguez Dominique Noguez is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 1997, for Amour noir.
Dominique Rolin Dominique Rolin (22 May 1913 – 15 May 2012) was a Belgian novelist.
Dorvigny Louis-François Archambault (30 March 1742, Paris - 5 January 1812, Paris), stage name Dorvigny, was a French novelist, actor and playwright, and the inventor of janotism.
Edmond de Goncourt Edmond de Goncourt, born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt, was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt.
Edmond Fleg Edmond Flegenheimer better known as Edmond Fleg, (26 November 1874, Geneva – 15 October 1963, Paris) was a Jewish French writer, thinker, novelist, essayist and playwright of the 20th century.
Emmanuel Carrère Emmanuel Carrère (born 9 December 1957) is a French author, screenwriter and director.
Emmanuel Delbousquet Emmanuel-Bernard-Philipe Frédéric Delbousquet, French poet and novelist, was born on 27 April 1874 in Sos, Lot-et-Garonne, on the borders of the great Landes de Gascogne and Armagnac, where he d...
Emmanuel Roblès Emmanuel Roblès (4 May 1914 in Oran, French Algeria – 22 February 1995 in Boulogne, Hauts-de-Seine) was an Algerian-French author.
Emmanuelle Arsan Emmanuelle Arsan, the pen name of Marayat Rollet-Andriane, born in 1932 as Marayat Bibidh, also known as Marayat, Marajat, Kramsaseddinsh, Krasaesundh, Kra...
Ernest-Aimé Feydeau Ernest-Aimé Feydeau (16 March 1821 – 27 October 1873) was a French writer and the father of the notorious comic playwright Georges Feydeau.
Eugenie Foa Eugenie Foa (Bordeaux, 1796 - Paris, 1852) was a French writer.
Eugène Dabit Eugene Dabit (b. 21 September 1898, Mers-les-Bains; d. 21 August 1936, Sevastopol) was a French socialist writer.
Eugène Sue Joseph Marie Eugène Sue ((20 January 1804 – 3 August 1857) was a French novelist.
Eugénie Foa Eugénie Foa (Bordeaux, 1796 - Paris, 1852) was a French writer.
Fanny de Beauharnais Fanny de Beauharnais, née Marie-Anne-Françoise Mouchard, (4 October 1737, Paris – 2 July 1813) was a French lady of letters and salon-holder.
Fatima Besnaci-Lancou Fatima Besnaci-Lancou, is a French writer known for her work on Memories of harkis in France.
Florence Delay Florence Delay (born March 19, 1941 in Paris) is a French academician and actress.
Florence Noiville Florence Noiville, a French author and journalist, is a long time staff writer for Le Monde and editor of foreign fiction for Le Monde des Livres, the literary supplement of Le Monde.
Florian Zeller Florian Zeller (born 28 June 1979, in Paris) is a French novelist and playwright.
Fortuné du Boisgobey Fortuné du Boisgobey was born at Granville (Manche), and graduated from the Lycée Saint-Louis.
Franca Maï Franca Maï (born Françoise Baud; 26 July 1959– 8 February 2012) was as French actress and novelist.
Francis Ambrière Francis Ambrière (September 27, 1907 – 1 July 1998) was a French author who was selected for the Prix Goncourt in 1940, for his book Les Grandes Vacances; the prize was awarded in 1946 becau...
Francis Carco Francis Carco (1886–1958) was a French author, born at Nouméa, New Caledonia.
Francis de Miomandre Francis de Miomandre (1880–1959) was a French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French.
Franck Gordon Franck Gordon was born in Châlons-en-Champagne in 1937.
François Béroalde de Verville François Béroalde de Verville (Paris, 27 April 1556 – 19–26 October 1626, Tours) was a French Renaissance novelist, poet and intellectual.
François Coppée François Edouard Joachim Coppée (26 January 1842 – 23 May 1908) was a French poet and novelist.
François du Souhait François du Souhait (between 1570 and 1580 – 1617, Nancy) was a French language author (translator, novelist, poet, satirist, moral philosopher) of the late 16th and early 17th century fro...
François Lelord François Lelord (born 22 June 1953 in Paris) is a French psychiatrist and author.
François Mauriac François Charles Mauriac (11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French author, member of the Académie française (from 1933), and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1952).
François Nourissier François Nourissier (Paris, 18 May 1927–Paris, 15 February 2011) was a French journalist and writer.
François Rabelais François Rabelais (c. 1483 – 9 April 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar.
François Sonkin François Sonkin is a French writer, and winner of the Prix Femina, 1978, for Un amour de père.
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (c.1695 – 29 December 1755) was a French author influenced by Madame d'Aulnoy, Charles Perrault, and various précieuse writers.
Gaston Leroux Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 186815 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.
Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (1644, Montargis – 8 May 1712, Paris) was a French novelist, journalist, pamphleteer and memorialist.
Geneviève Brisac Geneviève Brisac is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 1996, for Week-end de chasse à la mère, a novel translated in English as Losing Eugenio (2000) an...
Geneviève Fauconnier Geneviève Fauconnier (Barbezieux, 3 January 1886 - Saint-Palais-de-Négrignac, 11 December 1969) was a French novelist who lived in the south of the Charente département, (France).
George Sand Amantine (also "Amandine") Lucile Aurore Dupin, (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.
George Steiner Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929), is a French-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.
Georges Bataille Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille (10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, anthropology, philosophy, economy, sociology and his...
Georges Belmont Georges Belmont, born Georges Pelorson (1909 – December 26, 2008), was a French writer and literary translator.
Georges Bernanos Georges Bernanos (20 February 1888 – 5 July 1948) was a French author, and a soldier in World War I. Of Roman Catholic and monarchist leanings, he was critical of bourgeois thought and was oppos...
Georges Blond Georges Blond (Jean-Marie Hoedick, 11 July 1906 in Marseilles – 16 March 1989 in Paris), was a French writer.
Georges Bordonove Georges Bordonove (25 May 1920, Enghien-les-Bains, Seine-et-Oise – 16 March 2007, Antony, Hauts-de-Seine) was a French historian and writer.
Georges Courteline Georges Courteline born Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux (June 25, 1858 – June 25, 1929) was a French dramatist and novelist.
Georges de Scudéry Georges de Scudéry (22 August 1601 – 14 May 1667), the elder brother of Madeleine de Scudéry, was a French novelist, dramatist and poet.
Georges Duhamel Georges Duhamel (June 30, 1884 – April 13, 1966), was a French author, born in Paris.
Georges Lecomte Georges Lecomte was a French novelist and playwright, who also wrote literary, historical and artistic studies.
Georges Ohnet Georges Ohnet (3 April 1848 in Paris – 5 May 1918) was a French novelist and man of letters.
Georges Perec Georges Perec (7 March 1936 – 3 March 1982) was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist and essayist.
Gilbert Cesbron Gilbert Cesbron (13 January 1913, in Paris – 13 August 1979, in Paris) was a French novelist.
Gilbert Sinoué Gilbert Sinoué is a classically trained guitarist and author who has lived in France since the age of 19.
Gilles Leroy Gilles Leroy (born December 28, 1958 in Bagneux, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French writer.
Gisele Pineau Gisèle Pineau (born 1956) is a French novelist, writer and former psychiatric nurse.
Gisèle Bienne Gisèle Bienne (born 1946 in Chavanges, Aube) is a French writer who has written many novels.
Guillaume Dustan Guillaume Dustan (November 29, 1965, Paris – October 3, 2005), born William Baranès, was an openly gay French writer and journalist.
Guillaume Musso Guillaume Musso (born 6 June 1974 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France) is one of the bestselling authors in France today.
Gustave Aimard Gustave Aimard was the author of numerous books about Latin America.
Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was an influential French writer widely considered one of the greatest novelists in Western literature.
Gustave Geffroy Gustave Geffroy (1 June 1855 – 4 April 1926) was a French journalist, art critic, historian, and novelist.
Gustave Le Rouge Gustave Henri Joseph Le Rouge (22 July 1867 - 24 February 1938) was a French writer who embodied the evolution of modern science fiction at the beginning of the 20th century, by moving it away f...
Guy de Maupassant Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents.
Guy Hocquenghem Guy Hocquenghem (3 December 1946 – 28 August 1988) was a French writer and queer theorist.
Guy Mazeline Guy Mazeline (12 April 1900 Le Havre - 25 May 1996 Boulogne-Billancourt) was a French writer, who won the prix Goncourt in 1932.
Gwenaëlle Aubry Gwenaëlle Aubry (born 1971) is a French novelist and philosopher.
Gérald Tenenbaum Gérald Tenenbaum is a French mathematician and novelist, born in Nancy, France on April 1, 1952.
Gérard de Cortanze Gerard de Cortanze (born July 22, 1948 Paris) is a French writer, essayist, translator and literary critic.
Gérard de Villiers Gérard de Villiers (8 December 1929 – 31 October 2013) was a French writer, journalist and publisher.
Hadrien Laroche Hadrien Laroche, born in Paris 13 November 1963, is a French writer.
Han Ryner Jacques Élie Henri Ambroise Ner (7 December 1861 – February 6, 1938), also known by the pseudonym Han Ryner, was a French individualist anarchist philosopher and activist and a n...
Hector Bianciotti Hector Bianciotti (19 March 1930 – 11 June 2012) was an Argentine-born French author and member of the Académie française.
Hector Malot Hector Malot (20 May 1830 - 17 July 1907) was a French writer born in La Bouille, Seine-Maritime.
Henri Barbusse Henri Barbusse (May 17, 1873 – August 30, 1935) was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party.
Henri Bosco Henri Bosco (November 16, 1888 – May 4, 1976) was a French writer.
Henri de Latouche Hyacinthe-Joseph Alexandre Thabaud de Latouche, commonly known as Henri de Latouche (2 February 1785 - 9 March 1851) was a French poet and novelist known for his publication of André Chéni...
Henri Deberly Henri Deberly, born in 1882 in Amiens and died in 1947, was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1926.
Henri Fauconnier Henri Fauconnier was a French writer, known mainly for his novel, Malaysia, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1930.
Henri Ghéon Henri Ghéon (March 15, 1875 – June 13, 1944), born Henri Vangeon in Bray-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Marne, was a French playwright, novelist, poet and critic.
Henri Joseph Du Laurens Henri Joseph Du Laurens (sometimes Dulaurens) (1719 1793 or 97) was a French novelist, author of such works as Le compère Matthieu, Imirce, ou la fille de la nature and L'Arrétin m...
Henri Murger Louis-Henri Murger, also known as Henri Murger and Henry Murger (27 March 1822 – 28 January 1861) was a French novelist and poet.
Henri Pourrat Henry Pourrat (May 7, 1887 Ambert (Puy de Dome) - July 16, 1959 Ambert) was a French writer and anthropologist who collected the oral literature of the Auvergne.
Henri Thomas Henri Thomas (December 7, 1912, Anglemont, Vosges – November 3, 1993, Paris) was a French writer and poet.
Henri Troyat Henri Troyat (1 November 1911 – 2 March 2007) was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist.
Henri-François Rey Henri-François Rey (July 31, 1919 in Toulouse - July 22, 1987 in Paris) was a French writer, dramaturge and screenwriter.
Henri-Lambert de Thibouville Henri-Lambert d'Herbigny, marquis de Thibouville (1710, Paris - 1784) was a notable French writer, wit and homosexual.
Henri-Pierre Roché Henri-Pierre Roché (28 May 1879 – 9 April 1959) was a French author who was deeply involved with the artistic avant-garde in Paris and the Dada movement.
Henry Bordeaux Henri Bordeaux (25 January 1870 in Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie – 29 March 1963, Paris) was a French writer and lawyer.
Henry de Monfreid Henry de Monfreid (14 November 1879 in Leucate – 13 December 1974) was a French adventurer and author.
Henry de Montherlant Henry Marie Joseph Frédéric Expedite Millon de Montherlant (20 April 1895 – 21 September 1972) was a French essayist, novelist, and dramatist.
Henry Gauthier-Villars Henry Gauthier-Villars (8 August 1859 - 12 January 1931) or Willy, his nom-de-plume, was a French fin-de-siecle writer and music critic who is today mostly known as the mentor and first h...
Henry Gréville Henry Gréville (October 12, 1842, Paris - 1902), pen name for Mrs. Alice Durand, born Fleury, was a French writer.
Henry Malherbe Henry Malherbe was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1917.
Hervé Bazin Hervé Bazin (April 17, 1911February 17, 1996) was a French writer, whose best-known novels covered semi-autobiographical topics of teenage rebellion and dysfunctional families.
Hervé Cuillandre Hervé Cuillandre (born 1967) is a French novelist and photographer.
Hervé Le Tellier Hervé Le Tellier is a French writer and linguist, and a member of the international literary group Oulipo.
Hoda Barakat Hoda Barakat (هدى بركات) (born 1952) is an acclaimed Lebanese novelist who lived much of her life in Beirut and later moved to Paris, where she now resides.
Honoré d'Urfé Honoré d'Urfé, marquis de Valromey, comte de Châteauneuf (February 11, 1568 – June 1, 1625) was a French novelist and miscellaneous writer.
Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright.
Huguette Gaulin Huguette Gaulin Bergeron (1944 – 6 June 1972), was a French novelist, who committed suicide publicly by self-immolation in a major street of the Old Port of Montreal, Place Jacques-Cartier...
Hélisenne de Crenne Hélisenne de Crenne was a French novelist, epistolary writer and translator during the Renaissance.
Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky (24 February 1903 – 17 August 1942) was a French novelist who died at the age of 39 in Auschwitz, Nazi Germany-occupied Poland.
Isabelle Sandy Isabelle Sandy was a French poet and writer, best known for her regionalism.
J. M. G. Le Clézio Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (born 13 April 1940), usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French-Mauritian writer and professor.
J.M. Aimot Jean-Marie Aimot was a French novelist, critic, biographer and translator who was active in the middle third of the 20th century.
Jacques Borel Jacques Borel (17 December 1925, Paris – 25 September 2002) is a French author best known for his 1965 novel L'Adoration (translated into English as The Bond), which won the Prix G...
Jacques Cazotte Jacques Cazotte (17 October 1719 – 25 September 1792) was a French author.
Jacques Chardonne Jacques Chardonne (born Jacques Boutelleau in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente on January 2, 1884; died in La Frette-sur-Seine on May 29, 1968) is the pseudonym of French writer Jacques Bo...
Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen (February 20, 1880 – November 5, 1923) was a French novelist and poet.
Jacques Hiron Jacques Hiron is a former merchant turned journalist, and writer of popular science, fiction and graphic novels.
Jacques Lanzmann Jacques Lanzmann (4 May 1927, Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine – 21 June 2006, Paris) was a French writer, scriptwriter and lyric writer.
Jacques Laurent Jacques Laurent or Jacques Laurent-Cély (6 January 1919, Paris – 28 December 2000) was a French writer and journalist.
Jacques Marie Boutet Jacques Marie Boutet (25 March 1745 – 13 February 1812) was a French actor and comic dramatist from Lunéville.
Jacques Perry Jacques Perry (born 1921 Paris) is a French novelist.
Jacques Rivière Jacques Rivière (15 July 1886 – 14 February 1925) was a French "man of letters".
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (also called Bernardin de St. Pierre) (19 January 1737 Le Havre – 21 January 1814 Éragny, Val-d'Oise) was a French writer and botanist.
Jacques-Pierre Amette Jacques-Pierre Amette (born 1943 in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Calvados) is a French writer.
Jean Aicard Jean François Victor Aicard (February 4, 1848 – May 13, 1921) was a French poet, dramatist and novelist.
Jean Clair Jean Clair is the nom de plume (pen name) of Gérard Régnier (born 20 October 1940 in Paris, France).
Jean Cocteau Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker.
Jean d'Ormesson Jean Bruno Wladimir François de Paule Le Fèvre d'Ormesson, Count of Ormesson (born June 16, 1925) is a French novelist whose work mostly consists of partially or totally autobiographic novels.
Jean de la Hire Jean de La Hire (pseudonym of the Comte Adolphe d'Espie) was a prolific French author of numerous popular adventure, science fiction and romance novels.
Jean de La Hire Jean de La Hire (pseudonym of the Comte Adolphe d'Espie) was a prolific French author of numerous popular adventure, science fiction and romance novels.
Jean-Claude Izzo Jean-Claude Izzo (Marseille 20 June 1945 – Marseille 26 January 2000) was a French poet, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who achieved sudden fame in the mid-1990s with the publication of ...
Jean-Edern Hallier Jean-Edern Hallier (March 1, 1936 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines – January 12, 1997 in Deauville) was a French author.
Jean-François Deniau Jean-François Deniau (31 October 1928, (Paris) – 24 January 2007, Paris) was a French statesman, diplomat, essayist and novelist.
Jean-Jacques Greif Jean-Jacques Greif (born in Paris in 1944) is a French journalist and writer.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 17122 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.
Jean-Jacques Schuhl Jean-Jacques Schuhl is a French author, recipient of the 2000 Prix Goncourt literary award for his novel Ingrid Caven.
Jean-Louis Curtis Jean-Louis Curtis (22 May 1917 – 11 November 1995), pseudonym of Louis Laffitte, was a French novelist best known for his second novel The Forests of the Night (French: Les Forêts de...
Joseph Fiévée Joseph Fiévée (April 9, 1767 - May 9, 1839) was a French journalist, novelist, essayist, playwright, civil servant (haut fonctionnaire) and secret agent.
Joseph Henry Rosny Joseph Henry Rosny, a pseudonym covering the collaboration of the French novelists, Joseph Henri Honor Box, born at Brussels in 1856, and his brother Séraphin Justin Francois Box, bo...
Joseph Joffo Joseph Joffo (born 1931) is a French author who is perhaps best known for his memoirs Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles), which has been translated into eighteen languages.
Joseph Kessel Joseph Kessel (10 February 1898 – 23 July 1979) was a French journalist and novelist.
Joseph Malègue Joseph Malègue (8 December 1876 – 30 December 1940), was a French catholic novelist, principally author of (1933) and.
Joseph Peyré Joseph Peyré (13 March 1892, Aydie (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) – 26 December 1968, Cannes) was a French writer.
Joseph Zobel Joseph Zobel (April 26, 1915, in Martinique – June 18, 2006 in Alès, France) is the author of several novels and short-stories in which social issues are at the forefront.
José Cabanis José Cabanis (2 March 1922, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne – 6 October 2000) was a French novelist, essayist, historian and magistrate.
José Frèches José Frèches (born 25 June 1950 in Dax, Landes) is a French historical novelist with novels set in China.
Joséphin Péladan Joséphin Péladan (28 March 1858, Lyon – 27 June 1918, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French novelist and Martinist.
Judith Gautier Judith Gautier (25 August 1845, Paris – 26 December 1917) was a French poet and historical novelist, the daughter of Théophile Gautier and Ernesta Grisi, sister of the noted singer and ballet da...
Judith Godrèche Judith Godrèche (born Judith Goldreich; March 23, 1972) is a French actress and author, born in Paris.
Jules Sandeau Leonard Sylvain Julien (Jules) Sandeau (February 19, 1811 – April 24, 1883) was a French novelist.
Jules Vallès Jules Vallès (10 June 1832 – 14 February 1885) was a French journalist and author.
Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science ...
Julia Kristeva Julia Kristeva (Юлия Кръстева; born 24 June 1941) is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France ...
Julien Gracq Julien Gracq (27 July 1910 – 22 December 2007), born Louis Poirier in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, in the French département of Maine-et-Loire, was a French writer.
Julien Green Julien Green (September 6, 1900 – August 13, 1998), was an American writer, who authored several novels (The Dark Journey, The Closed Garden, Moira, Each Man in His Darkness, the...
Juliette Adam Juliette Adam (4 October 1836, in Verberie (Oise) – 23 August 1936, in Callian (Var), also known by her maiden name Juliette Lamber, was a French author and feminist.
Laurent Binet Laurent Binet (born July 19, 1972) is a French writer.
Laurent Gaudé Laurent Gaudé (born 6 July 1972 in Paris) is a French writer.
Laurent Gervereau Laurent Gervereau (born 1956 in Paris) is a French artist, novelist, philosopher and filmmaker.
Leon Cladel Léon Cladel, French novelist, was born at Montauban.
Linda Lê Linda Lê (born 1963) is a French writer of Vietnamese descent.
Louis Amédée Achard Louis Amédée Eugène Achard (19 April 1814, Marseille–25 March 1875, Paris) was a prolific French novelist.
Louis Aragon Louis Aragon (born Louis Andrieux (October 3, 1897 – December 24, 1982), was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
Louis Edmond Duranty Louis Edmond Duranty (6 June 1833– 9 April 1880) was a prolific French novelist and art critic.
Louis Gallet Louis Gallet (1835, Valence, Drôme – 1898) was an inexhaustible French writer of operatic libretti, plays, romances, memoirs, pamphlets, and innumerable articles, who is remembered above...
Louis Gardel Louis Gardel is a notable French novelist, screenwriter, and publisher, born in Algiers in 1939.
Louis Guilloux Louis Guilloux (1899–1980) was a French writer born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, where he lived throughout his life.
Louis Henri Boussenard Louis Henri Boussenard (4 October 1847, Escrennes, Loiret – 11 September 1910) was a French author of adventure novels, dubbed the French Rider Haggard during his lifetime but better known today...
Louis Hémon Louis Hémon (12 October 1880 – 8 July 1913), was a French writer best known for his novel Maria Chapdelaine.
Louis Pergaud Louis Pergaud was a French writer and soldier, whose principal works were known as "Animal Stories" due to his featuring animals of the Franche-Comté in lead roles.
Louis Thomas Louis Thomas was a French writer, born in Perpignan in 1885 and dying in Brussels in 1962.
Louis Ulbach Louis Ulbach (March 7, 1822 - April 16, 1889) was a French writer.
Louis Valentin Louis Valentin (10 September 1930 – 3 May 2010), born Louis Valentine, was a French journalist, novelist, and screenwriter.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches (27 May 1894 – 1 July 1961).
Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin Marie Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin (4 April 1902 – 26 December 1969) was a French novelist, poet and journalist.
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (born in Honfleur, 3 November 1874 - died, 26 April 1945) was a French journalist, poet, novelist, sculptor, historian and designer.
Lucien Daudet Lucien Daudet (June 11, 1878 – 1946) was a French writer, the son of Alphonse Daudet.
Lucien Descaves Lucien Descaves (18 March 1861 - 6 September 1949) was a French novelist.
Lucien Fabre Lucien Fabre (14 February 1889 - 1952) was a French writer and engineer.
Lucien Muhlfeld Lucien Muhlfeld (Paris, 4 August, 1870 – Paris, 1 December, 1902) was a French novelist and dramatic critic.
Lucien Rebatet Lucien Rebatet (15 November 1903 – 24 August 1972) was a French author, journalist, and intellectual.
Luis de Miranda Luis de Miranda, (born 1971) is a novelist, philosopher, editor and film director.
Lyonel Trouillot Lionel Trouillot (born Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on December 31, 1956) is a novelist and poet in French and French Creole, a journalist and a professor of French and Creole literature in Port-au-Prince.
Léandre-Alain Baker Léandre-Alain Baker is an actor and film director from the Central African Republic.
Léon Bloy Léon Bloy (July 11, 1846 – November 3, 1917), was a French novelist, essayist, pamphleteer and poet.
Léon Cladel Léon Cladel (March 22, 1834 – July 21, 1892), French novelist, was born at Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne).
Léon Daudet Léon Daudet (16 November 1867 – 30 June 1942) was a French journalist, writer, an active monarchist, and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
Léon Deschamps Léon Deschamps (1864 – 28 December 1899) was a French novelist and poet, most notable as the founder of the La Plume literary review.
Léon Gozlan Léon Gozlan (September 11, 1803, Marseille - September 14, 1866, Paris), was a French Jewish novelist and playwright.
Léon Werth Léon Werth (1878, Remiremont, Vosges – 13 December 1955, Paris) was a French writer and art critic, a friend of Octave Mirbeau and a close friend and confidant of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Léontine Zanta Léontine Zanta (1872-1942) was a French philosopher, feminist and novelist.
Madame d'Aulnoy Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy (1650/1651–4 January 1705), also known as Countess d'Aulnoy, was a French writer known for her fairy tales.
Madame de La Fayette Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette (baptized 18 March 1634 – 25 May 1693), better known as Madame de La Fayette, was a French writer, the author of La Princesse ...
Madeleine Chapsal Madeleine Chapsal (born September 1, 1925, Paris, France) is a French author Daughter of the politician Fernand Chapsal and of the Madeleine Vionnet dressmaker, Marcelle Chaumont.
Madeleine de Scudéry Madeleine de Scudéry (15 November 1607 – 2 June 1701), often known simply as Mademoiselle de Scudéry, was a French writer.
Madeleine Pelletier Madeleine Pelletier (18 May 1874 – 29 December 1939) was a French physician, psychiatrist, first-wave feminist, and socialist activist.
Marc Biancarelli Marc Biancarelli (born 1968) is a Corsican novelist and writer.
Marc Dugain Marc Dugain (born 1957) is a French novelist, chiefly known for La Chambre des Officiers (English, The Officers' Ward) (1999), a novel set in World War I.
Marc Elder Marc Elder (Marcel Tendron) 31 October 1884 Nantes - 16 August 1933 Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine) was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt for The People of the Sea.
Marc Lachaussée Marc Lachaussée (1765–1829) was a philosopher, writer and sociologist born in Northern France, Le Havre, Normandie.
Marc Lambron Marc Lambron is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 1993, for L'Oeil du silence.
Marc Levy Marc Levy (born 16 October 1961) is a French novelist.
Marcel Allain Marcel Allain (15 September 1885 – 25 August 1969) was a French writer mostly remembered today for his co-creation with Pierre Souvestre of the fictional arch-villain and master criminal Fantômas.
Marcel Arland Marcel Arland, was a French novelist, literary critic, and journalist.
Marcel Aymé Marcel Aymé (March 29, 1902 – October 14, 1967) was a French novelist, children's writer, humour writer and also a screenwriter and theatre playwright.
Marcel Martinet Marcel Martinet was a French poet, novelist and playwright.
Marcel Pagnol Marcel Pagnol (28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker.
Marcel Proust Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu ('...
Marcel Schwob Mayer André Marcel Schwob, known as Marcel Schwob (23 August 1867 – 26 February 1905) was a Jewish French symbolist writer best known for his short stories and his literary influence on au...
Marcelle Tinayre Marcelle Marguerite Suzanne Tinayre, born October 8, 1870 in Tulle, Corrèze, and died August 23, 1948 in Grossouvre, Cher, was a French woman of letters and prolific author.
Marek Halter Marek Halter is a French-Jewish writer and activist, known best for his historical novels, which have been translated into English, Polish, Hebrew, and many other languages He was born in Warsa...
Marguerite Audoux Marguerite Audoux (July 7, 1863 at Sancoins, Cher – January 31, 1937 at Saint-Raphaël, Var) was a French novelist.
Marguerite Duras Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras (4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), was a French writer and film director.
Marguerite Yourcenar Marguerite Yourcenar (8 June 1903 – 17 December 1987) was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist.
Marie Bonaparte-Wyse Marie de Solms (25 April 1831 – 6 February 1902), born Marie-Lætitia Bonaparte-Wyse, was a French author and literary hostess.
Marie d'Agoult Marie Catherine Sophie, Comtesse d'Agoult (31 December 18055 March 1876), was a French author, known also by her pen name, Daniel Stern.
Marie de Gournay Marie de Gournay (6 October 1565, Paris - 13 July 1645) was a French writer, who wrote a novel and a number of other literary compositions, including two proto-feminist works, The Equality of ...
Marie de Heredia Marie-Louise Antoinette de Heredia (20 December 1875 – 6 February 1963), also known by her married name Marie de Régnier or her pen-name Gérard d'Houville, was a French novelist and ...
Marie de Régnier Marie de Régnier (20 December 1875 – 6 February 1963), also known by her maiden name Marie de Heredia or her pen-name Gérard d'Houville, was a French novelist and poet, and closely i...
Marie Desplechin Marie Desplechin (born Roubaix, Nord, 7 January 1959) is a French writer.
Marie Jeanne Riccoboni Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1714 - December 7, 1792), whose maiden name was Laboras de Mezières, was a French novelist.
Marie Maugeret Marie Maugeret (1844-1928) was a French novelist and conservative Catholic who became a feminist and was active in promoting Christian feminism as an antidote to socialism.
Marie NDiaye Marie NDiaye (born June 4, 1967, in Pithiviers, Loiret) is a French novelist and playwright.
Marie Étienne Marie Étienne (born 1938 in Menton, France) is a French poet and novelist.
Marie-Catherine de Villedieu Marie-Catherine de Villedieu, born Marie-Catherine Desjardins and generally referred to as Madame de Villedieu (1640 - 20 October 1683) was a French writer of plays, novels and short...
Marquis de Custine Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, Marquis de Custine (18 March 1790 – 25 September 1857) was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his ...
Marquis de Sade Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814), better known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer, famous ...
Maurice Garçon Maurice Garçon (25 November 1889, Lille - 29 December 1967, Paris) was a French novelist, historian, essayist and lawyer.
Maurice Leblanc Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc (11 November 1864 – 6 November 1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and dete...
Maurice Limat Maurice Limat (September 23, 1914 - January 23, 2002) was a French author of science fiction.
Maurice Paléologue Maurice Paléologue (13 January 1859 – 18 November 1944) was a French diplomat, historian, and essayist.
Maurice Rheims Maurice Rheims (4 January 1910 – 6 March 2003) was a French 'commissaire-priseur', art historian and novelist, born in Versailles.
Maurice Rostand Maurice Rostand (May 26, 1891 – February 21, 1968) was a French author, the son of the noted poet and dramatist Edmond Rostand and the poet Rosemonde Gérard, and brother of the biologist Jean Ro...
Maurice Sachs Maurice Sachs (born Maurice Ettinghausen, 16 September 1906, Paris - 14 April 1945, Germany) was a French writer.
Maurice Sand Jean-François-Maurice-Arnauld, Baron Dudevant, better known as Maurice Sand (June 30, 1823 in Paris – September 4, 1889 in Nohant-Vic), was a French illustrator and writer.
Maxence Van Der Meersch Maxence Van der Meersch was a French Flemish writer, who was born on 4 May 1907 in Roubaix, and died on 14 January 1951 in Le Touquet, where he had gone to be treated for tuberculosis.
Michel Tournier Michel Tournier (born 19 December 1924) is a French writer.
Michel Verne Michel Jean Pierre Verne (August 3, 1861 – March 5, 1925) was a writer and the son of Jules Verne.
Michel Zevaco Michel Zevaco (also written as Zévaco) (1 February 1860, Ajaccio - 8 August 1918, Eaubonne) was a French journalist, novelist, publisher, film director, and anti-clerical as well as anarch...
Michka Assayas Michka Assayas (November 2, 1958 in Paris) is a French author and music journalist.
Michèle Bernstein Michèle Bernstein (born 28 April 1932) is a French novelist and critic, most usually remembered as a member of the Situationist International from its foundation in 1957 until 1967, and as the w...
Milan Kundera Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is the Czech Republic's most recognized living writer.
Mireille Best Mireille Best (1943-2005) was a French author, known for her works of fiction featuring lesbian characters and themes.
Mireille Havet Mireille Havet (1898, Médan, Yvelines - 1932) was a French poet, diarist, novelist, and lyricist.
Montesquieu Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French social commentator and politi...
Nicolas-Edme Rétif Nicolas-Edme Rétif or Nicolas-Edme Restif (23 October 1734 – 3 February 1806), also known as Rétif de la Bretonne, was a French novelist.
Nicole Tourneur Nicole Tourneur (9 August 1950 – 14 May 2011) was a French novelist.
Nina Bouraoui Yasmina "Nina" Bouraoui (Ar:نينا بو راوي, born 1967) is a French novelist and song-writer born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, of an Algerian father and a French mother.
Nine Moati Nine Moati, is a French novelist, with Tunisian-Jewish origins.
Octave Aubry Octave Aubry (1 September 1881, Paris - 27 March 1946) was a French novelist and historian.
Octave Feuillet Octave Feuillet (August 11, 1821 – December 29, 1890) was a French novelist and dramatist.
Octave Mirbeau Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success...
Olivier Adam Olivier Adam (born 1974 in Draveil, Essonne) is a French writer.
Paul Berna Jean-Marie-Edmond Sabran (21 February 1908, Hyères, Var – 19 January 1994, Paris), best known by his pseudonym Paul Berna, was a French writer whose children's books were also published in...
Paul Bocage Paul Auguste Tousez, known as Paul Bocage, (Paris, October 5, 1824–Paris, September 25, 1890) was a French librettist, novelist and dramatist.
Paul Bourget Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (2 September 1852 – 25 December 1935) was a French novelist and critic.
Paul Féval, fils Paul Auguste Jean Nicolas Féval (called Paul Féval fils) (25 January 1860 – 15 March 1933) was a French adventure novelist, like his father Paul Féval, père.
Paul Féval, père Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (30 September 1816 - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.
Paul Guimard Paul Guimard (3 March 1921 – 2 May 2004) was a French writer known for combining his passion for writing with his love of the sea.
Paul Guth Paul Guth (5 March 1910 – 1997) was a French humorist, journalist and writer, and the President of the Académie des provinces françaises.
Paul Halter Paul Halter (born 1956) is a writer of crime fiction known for his locked room mysteries.
Paul Hervieu Paul Hervieu was a French novelist and playwright.
Paul Meurice Paul Meurice (5 February 1818 - 11 December 1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his friendship with Victor Hugo.
Paul Morand Paul Morand (March 13, 1888 – July 24, 1976) was a French author whose short stories and novellas were lauded for their style, wit and descriptive power.
Paul Nizan Paul-Yves Nizan (7 February 1905 – 23 May 1940) was a French philosopher and writer.
Paul Scarron Paul Scarron (c. July 1610 – October 6, 1660) was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist, born in Paris.
Paul-Loup Sulitzer Paul Loup Karl Sulitzer (born 22 July 1946 in Boulogne-Billancourt) is a French financier and author.
Paul-Marie Coûteaux Paul-Marie Coûteaux (born 31 July 1956 in Paris) is the son of André Couteaux and a French politician, writer, and former Member of the European Parliament for Ile-de-France with the Mouvement p...
Paula Jacques Paula Jacques is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 1991, for Deborah et les anges dissipés.
Paule Constant Paule Constant (born 1944 Gan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques) is a French novelist.
Pauline Marie Armande Craven Pauline Marie Armande Aglaé Craven (née Ferron de La Ferronnays; 12 April 1808 – 1 April 1891) was a French author.
Pavel Hak Pavel Hak (born 1962, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech-born French playwright and author.
Philippe Beaussant Philippe Beaussant (born 6 May 1930) is a French musicologist and novelist, an expert on French baroque music, on which he has published widely.
Philippe Besson Philippe Besson (born January 29, 1967 in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente) is a French writer.
Philippe Camus (writer) Philippe Camus is a 15th-century French writer who wrote L'Histoire d'Olivier de Castille et Artus d'Algarbe (between 1430 and 1460) as well as a prose version of Adenet le Roi's romance C...
Philippe Claudel Philippe Claudel (born 2 February 1962), is a French writer and film director.
Philippe Collas Philippe Collas is a French writer and scriptwriter who is famous for his historical and criminal thrillers.
Philippe Daudy Philippe Daudy was a member of the French Resistance, a journalist, a novelist, a publisher and a businessman.
Philippe Delerm Philippe Delerm (born November 27, 1950 in Auvers-sur-Oise, Val-d'Oise, France) is a French writer whose collection of essays La Première gorgée de bière et autres plaisirs minuscules sold m...
Philippe Di Folco Philippe Di Folco (born 20 June 1964 in Créteil) is a French author and teacher.
Philippe Djian Philippe Djian (born June 3, 1949 in Paris) is a popular French author of Armenian descent.
Philéas Lebesgue Philéas Lebesgue (November 26, 1869 in La Neuville-Vault, Picardy, France - 11 October 1958 in the same village) was a French essayist and translator.
Pierre Benoit (novelist) Pierre Benoît (16 July 1886 – 3 March 1962) was a French novelist and member of the Académie française.
Pierre Benoît (novelist) Pierre Benoît (16 July 1886 – 3 March 1962) was a French novelist and member of the Académie française.
Pierre Bost Pierre Bost (5 September 1901, Lasalle, Gard – 6 December 1975, Paris) was a French screenwriter, novelist, and journalist.
Pierre Boulle Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963) that were both made...
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803) was a French novelist, official and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dan...
Pierre Daninos Pierre Daninos (May 26, 1913, Paris – January 7, 2005, Paris) was a French writer and humorist.
Pierre de Marivaux Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (February 4, 1688 – February 12, 1763), commonly referred to as Marivaux, was a French novelist and dramatist.
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle Pierre Eugène Drieu La Rochelle (3 January 1893 – 15 March 1945) was a French writer of novels, short stories and political essays. He was born, lived and died in Paris. Drieu La Rochelle became a ...
Pierre Frondaie Pierre Frondaie (born Albert René Fraudet) (25 April 1884 – 25 September 1948) was a French poet, novelist, and playwright.
Pierre Gripari Pierre Gripari (7 January 1925, Paris – 23 December 1990, Paris) was a French writer.
Pierre Guyotat Pierre Guyotat (born 9 January 1940) is a French writer.
Pierre Nord Pierre Nord, real name André Léon Brouillard (15 April 1900 - 13 December 1985), was a French writer, spy and resistance member.
Pierre Pevel Pierre Pevel is a French writer of fantasy and science-fiction.
Pierre Pével Pierre Pevel is a French writer of fantasy and science-fiction.
Pierre Schoendoerffer Pierre Schoendoerffer (Pierre Schœndœrffer; 5 May 1928 – 14 March 2012) was a French film director, a screenwriter, a writer, a war reporter, a war cameraman, a renowned First Indochina War...
Pierre Souvestre Pierre Souvestre (1 June 1874 - 26 February 1914) was a French lawyer, journalist, writer and organizer of motor races.
Raymond Queneau Raymond Queneau (21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, and co-founder of Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (Oulipo), notable for his wit and his cynical humour.
Raymond Radiguet Raymond Radiguet (18 June 1903 – 12 December 1923) was a French author whose two novels were noted for their explicit themes and writing style and tone.
Remy de Gourmont Remy de Gourmont (April 4, 1858 – September 27, 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic.
Renaud Camus Renaud Camus (born August 10, 1946) is a French writer.
René Barjavel René Barjavel (January 24, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was a French author, journalist and critic who may have been the first to think of the grandfather paradox in time travel.
René Bazin René François Nicolas Marie Bazin (26 December 1853 – 20 July 1932) was a French novelist.
René Belletto René Belletto is a French writer, and winner of the Prix Femina, 1986, for L'Enfer.
René Benjamin René Benjamin (1885 in Paris, France - 1948 in Tours, France) was a French author.
René Crevel René Crevel (10 August 1900 – 18 June 1935) was a French writer involved with the surrealist movement.
René Daumal René Daumal (16 March 1908 – 21 May 1944) was a French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet, best known for his posthumously published novel Mount Analogue (1952) as well as for being ...
René Maran René Maran (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 8 November 1887 - 9 May 1960) was a French Guyanese poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921).
Robert Brasillach Robert Brasillach (31 March 1909 – 6 February 1945) was a French author and journalist.
Robert Dun Robert Dun, whose real name is Maurice Martin was a French self-taught writer, supporter of european nationalism and neo-paganism.
Robert Margerit Margerit Robert (born January 25, 1910 Brive-la-Gaillarde - June 27, 1988 Isle, Haute-Vienne) was a French journalist and writer.
Robert Merle Robert Merle (28 August 1908 – 27 March 2004) was a French novelist.
Robert Pinget Robert Pinget (Geneva, July 19, 1919 – Tours, August 25, 1997) was a major avant-garde French writer, born in Switzerland, who wrote several novels and other prose pieces that drew comparison to...
Robert Solé Robert Solé is a French journalist and novelist of Egyptian origin.
Roger Bordier Roger Bordier (born March 5, 1923 Blois) is a French writer, winner of the 1961 Prix Renaudot.
Roger de Beauvoir Roger de Beauvoir (November 8, 1806, Paris – August 27, 1866) was the pen name of French Romantic novelist and playwright Eugène Auguste Roger de Bully (sometimes reported as Édouard Roger...
Roger Martin du Gard Roger Martin du Gard (23 March 1881 – 22 August 1958) was a French author and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Roger Nimier Roger Nimier (31 October 1925 – 28 September 1962) was a French novelist.
Roger Peyrefitte Roger Peyrefitte (17 August 1907 – 5 November 2000) was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights.
Roger Vailland Roger Vailland was a French novelist, essayist, and screenwriter.
Roger Vercel Roger Vercel (born Roger Cretin) (8 January 1894 Le Mans – 26 February 1957 Dinan) was a French writer.
Roland Dorgelès Roland Dorgelès (15 June 1885 – 18 March 1973) was a French novelist and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
Roland Topor Roland Topor (January 7, 1938 – April 16, 1997), was a French illustrator, painter, writer, filmmaker and actor, known for the surreal nature of his work.
Romain Gary Romain Gary (2 December 1980), also known by the pen name Émile Ajar, was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin.
Romain Rolland Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 "as a tribute to t...
Romain Sardou Romain Sardou (born January 6, 1974), is a French novelist born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine.
Régine Deforges Régine Deforges (born 15 August 1935) is a French author, editor, director, and playwright.
Régis Jauffret Régis Jauffret is a French writer and winner of the Prix Femina, 2005, for Asiles de fous.
Salvat Etchart Salvat Etchart was a French writer, winner of the 1967 Prix Renaudot.
Samuel Chappuzeau Samuel Chappuzeau (1625, Paris – 1701) was a French scholar, author, poet and playwright whose best-known work today is Le Théâtre François, a description of French Theatre in the 17th...
Sarah Bouyain Sarah Bouyain (born 1968) is a French-Burkinabé writer and film director.
Serge Bramly Serge Bramly (born January 31, 1949, Tunis, Tunisia) is a French-language writer and essayist.
Serge Doubrovsky Serge Doubrovsky (born 1928 in Paris) is a French writer and 1989 Prix Médicis winner for Le Livre brisé.
Serge Lamothe Serge Lamothe (born February 15, 1963) is a French writer.
Shan Sa Shan Sa is the pseudonym of Yan Ni (born October 26, 1972 in Beijing, China), a French author and painter.
Simon Njami Simon Njami (born in 1962 in Lausanne) is a writer and an independent curator, lecturer, art critic, novelist and essayist.
Simon Tyssot de Patot Simon Tyssot de Patot (1655–1738) was a French writer and poet during the Age of Enlightenment who penned two very important, seminal works in fantastic literature.
Simone de Beauvoir Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir (9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986), was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, pol...
Simone Schwarz-Bart Simone Schwarz-Bart (née Brumant) is a French novelist and playwright of Gouadeloupean origin.
Stendhal Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal (or in English also and), was a 19th-century French writer.
Stéphane Audeguy Stéphane Audeguy (born 1964 Tours) is an award-winning French novelist and essayist.
Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint-Aubin Madame de Genlis, full name Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St-Aubin, comtesse de Genlis, or Madame Brûlart, (January 25, 1746 - December 31, 1830) was a French writer and educator.
Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint-Aubin, Comtesse de Genlis (25 January 174631 December 1830), known as Madame de Genlis, was a French writer, harpist and educator.
Suzanne Prou Suzanne Prou (1920 Grimaud, Var - December 29–30, 1995) was a French novelist.
Sylvie Germain Sylvie Germain (born 1954 Châteauroux, Indre) is a French author.
Sébastien Japrisot Sébastien Japrisot (4 July 1931 – 4 March 2003) was a French author, screenwriter and film director, born in Marseille.
Sébastien Lapaque Sébastien Lapaque (born 2 February 1971) is a French novelist, essayist and gastronome, and a critic for Figaro littéraire.
Tancrède Vallerey Tancrède Vallerey (born 1892, date of death unknown) was a French writer.
Tatiana de Rosnay Tatiana de Rosnay, born on September 28, 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, is a French journalist, writer and screenwriter.
Therese Bentzon Therese Bentzon is the pseudonym of Marie Thérèse Blanc, a French journalist, essayist, and novelist, for many years on the staff of the Revue des Deux Mondes.
Thierry Jonquet Thierry Jonquet (January 19, 1954 – August 9, 2009) was a French writer who specialised in crime novels with political themes.
Thierry Sandre Thierry Sandre (real name Charles Moulié) (9 May 1891 in Bayonne – 1950) was a French writer, poet, essayist.
Théophile Gautier Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (30 August 1811 – 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic.
Théophile Marion Dumersan Théophile Marion Dumersan (4 January 1780, Plou, Cher – 13 April 1849, Paris) was a French writer of plays, vaudevilles, poetry, novels, chanson collections, librettos, and novels, as well as a ...
Thérèse Bentzon Marie Thérèse Blanc, better known by the pseudonym Thérèse Bentzon (September 21, 1840 – 1907) was a French journalist, essayist, and novelist, for many years on the staff of the R...
Tonino Benacquista Tonino Benacquista (born in Choisy-le-Roi on 1 September 1961) is an award-winning French crime fiction author, comics writer, and screenwriter.
Tony Duvert Tony Duvert (July 2, 1945 – August 2008) was a French writer and philosopher.
Tristan Bernard Tristan Bernard (7 September 1866 – 7 December 1947) was a French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer.
Tristane Banon Tristane Banon (born 13 June 1979) is a French journalist and writer.
Ulric Guttinguer Ulric Guttinguer (31 January 1785? – 21 September 1866) was a French novelist.
Ursule Molinaro Ursule Molinaro (1916, Paris -10 July 2000, New York City) was a prolific novelist, playwright, translator and visual artist, the author of 12 novels, two collections of short prose works, innum...
Vanessa Duriès Vanessa Duriès, also known as Katia Lamara (1972 - December 13, 1993) was a French novelist.
Victor Henri Joseph Brahain Ducange Victor Henri-Joseph Brahain du Cange (or Ducange) (November 24, 1783 – October 15, 1833) was a French novelist and dramatist, born at the Hague, where his father was secretary to the Frenc...
Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.
Victor Leydet Victor Leydet (1845-1908) was a French businessman, politician and novelist.
Vim Karénine Vim Karénine (born august 6, 1933) is an American and French poet, a haiku poet and a novelist.
Vincent Cespedes Vincent Cespedes (born September 14, 1973 in Aubervilliers, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French philosopher and writer.
Virginie Despentes Virginie Despentes (born 13 June 1969) is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker.
Viviane Forrester Viviane Forrester (29 September 1925 Paris - 30 April 2013) was a writer, essayist, novelist and literary critic.
Vladimir Volkoff Vladimir Volkoff (born Paris, 7 November 1932, died Bourdeilles, Dordogne, 14 September 2005), was a French writer of Russian extraction.
Véronique Ovaldé Véronique Ovaldé (born 1972) is an award-winning French novelist.
Véronique Tadjo Véronique Tadjo (born 1955) is a writer, poet, novelist, and artist from Côte d'Ivoire.
William de Malveisin Guillaume or William de Malveisin (also, modern forms Malvoisin or Mauvoisin) was Chancellor of Scotland, Bishop of Glasgow (1199/1200-1202) and then Bishop of St. Andrews (1202–1238).
Wladimir d'Ormesson Wladimir d'Ormesson (August 2, 1888 in Saint Petersburg – September 15, 1973) was a French essayist, novelist, journalist and diplomat.
X. B. Saintine Xavier Boniface Saintine was a French dramatist and novelist.
Xavier de Maistre Xavier de Maistre (10 October 1763 – 12 June 1852) of Savoy (then part of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia), lived largely as a military man, but is known as a French writer.
Xavier de Montépin Xavier Henri Aymon Perrin, Count of Montépin, born in Apremont, Haute-Saône 10 March 1823 and died in Paris on 30 April 1902, was a popular French novelist.
Yann Queffélec Yann Queffélec (born September 4, 1949 in Paris) is a French author who won the Prix Goncourt in 1985 for his novel Les Noces barbares, translated into English as The Wedding.
Yasmina Reza Yasmina Reza (born 1 May 1959 or 1960 in Paris) is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter best known for her plays Art and God of Carnage.
Youenn Drezen Youenn Drezen (14 September 1899 – 17 February 1972) is the Breton language name of Yves Le Drézen, a Breton nationalist writer and activist.
Yves Navarre Yves Navarre (September 24, 1940 – January 24, 1994) was a French writer.
Zénaïde Fleuriot Zénaïde-Marie-Anne Fleuriot (28 October 1829 -19 December 1890), was a French novelist.
Édith Thomas Édith Thomas (23 January 1909, Montrouge – 7 December 1970, Paris) was a French novelist, archivist, historian and journalist.
Édouard Corbière Jean Antoine René Édouard Corbière (1 April 1793, Brest – 27 September 1875, Morlaix) was a French sailor, shipowner, journalist and writer, considered to be the father of the French maritime novel.
Édouard Dujardin Édouard Dujardin (10 November 1861 – 31 October 1949) was a French writer, one of the early users of the stream of consciousness literary technique, exemplified by his 1888 novel Les Lauriers ...
Édouard Estaunié Édouard Estaunié (Dijon, February 4, 1862 – Paris, February 1, 1942) was a French novelist.
Élie Berthet Élie Berthet (8 June 1815 - 3 February 1891) was a French novelist.
Élisabeth Fanger Élisabeth Fanger (1956-) is the French author of J'avais dix-huit ans (I was 18), an autobiographical account of her adventures following her bank-robber boyfriend Sid Mohamed Badaoui ...
Élémir Bourges Élémir Bourges (26 March 1852, Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – 13 November 1925) was a French novelist.
Émile Erckmann Émile Erckmann (20 May 1822 — 14 March 1899) was a French writer, strongly associated with the region of Alsace-Lorraine.
Émile Gaboriau Émile Gaboriau (November 9, 1832 – September 28, 1873), was a French writer, novelist, and journalist, and a pioneer of detective fiction.
Émile Henriot (writer) Émile Henriot (3 March 1889 – 14 April 1961) was a French poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic.
Émile Pouvillon Émile Pouvillon (Montauban 1840 – 1906 Chambéry) was a French novelist.
Émile Souvestre Émile Souvestre was a French novelist who was a native of Morlaix, Finistère.
Émile Zola Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the de...
Éric Bourdon Éric Bourdon (born in 1979) is a French painter and writer.
Éric Fottorino Éric Fottorino, (born 26 August 1960 in Nice), is a French journalist and writer.
Éric Jourdan Éric Jourdan (born 1938) is a French novelist and playwright.
Éric Rohmer Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer or Jean Marie Maurice Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer (21 March 192011 January 2010), was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screen...
Érik Orsenna Érik Orsenna is the pen-name of Érik Arnoult (born 22 March 1947 in Paris), a French politician and novelist.
Étienne Pivert de Senancour Étienne-Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Ignace Pivert de Senancour (Paris, 16 November 1770 – Saint-Cloud, 10 January 1846), was a French essayist and philosopher, remembered primarily for his epistolary n...