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List of famous female memoirists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female memoirists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being memoirists. There are thousand of females working as memoirists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic memoirists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a memoirist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list includes Diablo Cody, Christa Schröder and more.

While this isn't a list of all female memoirists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female memoirists?" and "Who are the best female memoirists?"
Diablo Cody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Brook Busey-Maurio, better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno, winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. She is also known for creating, writing and producing Showtime's television series United States of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, Lemont, Illinois

Also Ranked

#37 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Joan Didion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Joan Didion is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

Also Ranked

#31 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#48 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#40 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#68 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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Patricia Hampl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Patricia Hampl is an American memoirist, writer, lecturer, and educator. She is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, teaches in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis and is one of the founding members of the Loft Literary Center. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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Mary Karr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Memoirists
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Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She rose to fame in 1995 with the publication of her bestselling memoir The Liars' Club. She is the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Groves, Texas, United States of America

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