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: 152 (30.40%)
Male: 348 (69.60%)

Number of authors by gender:

Female: 65 (33.85%)
Male: 127 (66.15%)

Number of books by genre:

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

Novel: 444.0 (88.80%)
Novella: 14.0 (2.80%)
Collection of Short Stories: 42.0 (8.40%)
Other: 8.0 (1.60%)

Top 25 authors by total number of books:

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

Top 25 authors by total points:

William Faulkner: 807.49
Edith Wharton: 452.09
Willa Cather: 397.45
Ernest Hemingway: 395.59
Toni Morrison: 391.48
Henry James: 338.01
Philip Roth: 328.58
John Steinbeck: 326.52
Saul Bellow: 259.80
Theodore Dreiser: 242.85
Sinclair Lewis: 229.76
Vladimir Nabokov: 228.13
Richard Wright: 210.60
Don DeLillo: 202.67
Thomas Pynchon: 202.57
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 194.51
John Barth: 174.73
Kurt Vonnegut: 173.76
Cormac McCarthy: 169.32
Flannery O'Connor: 165.40
Alice Walker: 150.76
Jack London: 145.29
Eudora Welty: 143.24
Walker Percy: 141.25
Robert Penn Warren: 138.91