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

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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[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

1500-1549[edit]

1550-1599[edit]

Seventeenth century[edit]

1600-1649[edit]

1650-1699[edit]

Eighteenth century[edit]

1700-1749[edit]

1750-1799[edit]

Nineteenth century[edit]

1800-1824[edit]

1825-1849[edit]

1850-1859[edit]

1860-1869[edit]

1870-1879[edit]

1880-1889[edit]

1890-1899[edit]

Twentieth century[edit]

1900-1909[edit]

1910-1919[edit]

1920-1929[edit]

1930-1939[edit]

1940-1949[edit]

1950 to today[edit]

See also[edit]