List of French-language authors

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French and
francophone literature

French literature
By category
French language

French literary history

Medieval
16th century17th century
18th century19th century
20th centuryContemporary

Francophone literature

Francophone literature
Literature of Quebec
Postcolonial literature
Literature of Haiti

French language authors

Chronological list

French writers

WritersNovelists
PlaywrightsPoets
Essayists
Short story writers

Forms

NovelPoetryPlays

Genres

Science FictionComics
Fantastique

Movements

NaturalismSymbolism
SurrealismExistentialism
Nouveau roman
Theatre of the Absurd

Criticism & Awards

Literary theoryCritics
Literary prizes

Most visited

MolièreRacineBalzac
StendhalFlaubert
ZolaProust
BeckettCamus

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Chronological list of French language authors (regardless of nationality), by date of birth. For an alphabetical list of writers of French nationality (broken down by genre), see French writers category.

Middle Ages

Fifteenth century

Sixteenth century

1500-1549

1550-1599

Seventeenth century

1600-1649

1650-1699

Eighteenth century

1700-1749

1750-1799

Nineteenth century

1800-1824

1825-1849

1850-1859

1860-1869

1870-1879

1880-1889

1890-1899

Twentieth century

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950 to today

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