Top 20 Novelist celebrities in France

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Novelist celebrities [Updated February 6, 2023].

1. Marcel Proust

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Marcel Proust was born on July 10, 1871 in France.
His famous novel, In Search of Lost Time, is known for its length as well its reputation as one of the greatest works of modernist fiction.

2. Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802 in Besancon, France.
He is considered a writer of the Romantic movement.

Salary 2020: roughly $3.8 million

3. Jules Verne

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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France.
For his works like Journey into the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Verne has been called the Father of Science Fiction.

4. Honore De Balzac

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Honore De Balzac was born on May 20, 1799 in France.
He published his debut work, Les Chouans, in 1829. The work began his famous La Comedie humaine series.

5. Gaston Leroux

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Gaston Leroux was born on May 6, 1868 in Paris, France.
He is often considered to be to French detective fiction what Doyle was to British detective fiction.

6. Elena Poniatowska

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Elena Poniatowska was born on May 19, 1932 in France.
Her acclaimed, feminist-themed novels include Lilus Kikusy (1954); Hasta no Verte Jesus Mio (1969); and Tinisima (1992). In 2013, she became the fourth female recipient of the prestigious Miguel de Cervantes Prize in Literature.

7. Colette

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Colette was born on January 28, 1873 in France.
Her novel, Gigi, focused on a girl being groomed to be a courtesan.

8. Anais Nin

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Anais Nin was born on February 21, 1903 in Nanterre, France.

Independent French writer romantically linked to Henry Miller.

She was remembered as a diarist, providing deeply personal insight into her life and relationships.

9. Alexandre Dumas

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Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802 in Villers-Cotterets, France.

19th-century French author who wrote adventure novels with historical elements, including The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Count of Monte Cristo. His other works include the Sainte-Hermine Trilogy and a series of romantic novels about Marie Antoinette.

All of his major works have been adapted into films.

10. Georges Perec

Georges Perec was born on March 7, 1936 in France.
After winning the Prix Médicis for La Vie mode d'emploi, he was brought on as a writer in residence at the University of Queensland, Australia.

11. Vincent Dedienne

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Vincent Dedienne was born on February 2, 1987 in Macon, France.
He wrote his first show at the age of 14 in 2002.

12. Alain-fournier

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Alain-fournier was born on October 3, 1886 in France.
He worked as both a literary critic for the Paris-Journal and an assistant to French politician Casimir Perrier.

13. Julien Green

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Julien Green was born on September 6, 1900 in Paris, France.
He mostly wrote in French and was the first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française.

14. Joseph Perez

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Joseph Perez was born on January 14, 1931 in Laroque-d'Olmes, France.
He became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

15. Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau was born on July 5, 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte, France.
He directed an experimental play called La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), where a woman stands alone on stage speaking into the telephone to a former lover.

16. Guy De Maupassant

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Guy De Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850 in France.
He was one of a group of Parisian writers and artists who opposed the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

17. Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert was born on December 12, 1821 in Rouen, France.
He was a meticulous, perfectionistic writer whose work showed the dual literary influences of romanticism and realism. Being such a romantic, he was dared by his friends to try his hand at the more realistic style. The result was his masterpiece, Madame Bovary.

18. Gerard de Villiers

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Gerard de Villiers was born on December 8, 1929 in France.

19. Frederic Dard

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Frederic Dard was born on June 29, 1921 in France.
He randomly chose his pseudonym San-Antonio (which is also the name of his famous fictional detective), by looking at a United States map.

20. Elif Safak

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Elif Safak was born on October 25, 1971 in Strasbourg, France.
She has lived in Turkey, England, and the United States, which has aided in successfully blending multicultural themes and ideas into her writing. In 2010, she was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France for her contribution to the arts.