The following statistics are drawn from the top 500 books in the standard metacanon list of twentieth century American fiction.

Statistics for custom canons will become available in a future update.

Number of books by author’s gender:

Female: 149 (29.80%)
Male: 351 (70.20%)

Number of authors by gender:

Female: 63 (32.81%)
Male: 129 (67.19%)

Number of books by genre:

(Total may exceed 100% given that some works span multiple genres.)

Novel: 445.0 (89.00%)
Novella: 14.0 (2.80%)
Collection of Short Stories: 41.0 (8.20%)
Other: 9.0 (1.80%)

Top 25 authors by total number of books:

William Faulkner: 18
Edith Wharton: 18
Willa Cather: 14
Philip Roth: 14
John Steinbeck: 13
Ernest Hemingway: 11
Saul Bellow: 9
Kurt Vonnegut: 8
Vladimir Nabokov: 8
Henry James: 8
Theodore Dreiser: 8
Cormac McCarthy: 8
Don DeLillo: 8
Sinclair Lewis: 8
John Barth: 7
Toni Morrison: 7
Walker Percy: 6
Robert Penn Warren: 6
Thomas Pynchon: 6
Bernard Malamud: 6
Richard Wright: 6
Eudora Welty: 6
Jack London: 6
James Baldwin: 5
Henry Miller: 5

Top 25 authors by total points:

William Faulkner: 802.95
Edith Wharton: 448.48
Willa Cather: 397.45
Ernest Hemingway: 395.59
Toni Morrison: 387.18
Henry James: 339.25
Philip Roth: 328.58
John Steinbeck: 326.52
Saul Bellow: 259.80
Theodore Dreiser: 240.64
Sinclair Lewis: 229.76
Vladimir Nabokov: 228.13
Don DeLillo: 202.67
Thomas Pynchon: 197.93
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 194.51
Richard Wright: 187.63
John Barth: 174.73
Kurt Vonnegut: 173.76
Cormac McCarthy: 169.32
Flannery O'Connor: 160.24
Alice Walker: 150.76
Jack London: 145.29
Eudora Welty: 143.24
Walker Percy: 141.25
Robert Penn Warren: 137.92