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: 69 (34.33%)
Male: 132 (65.67%)

Number of books by genre:

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

Novel: 447.0 (89.40%)
Novella: 12.0 (2.40%)
Collection of Short Stories: 41.0 (8.20%)
Other: 11.0 (2.20%)

Top 25 authors by total number of books:

William Faulkner: 17
Edith Wharton: 17
Philip Roth: 14
Willa Cather: 14
John Steinbeck: 13
Ernest Hemingway: 10
Saul Bellow: 9
Henry James: 8
Don DeLillo: 8
Sinclair Lewis: 8
Theodore Dreiser: 7
Kurt Vonnegut: 7
Vladimir Nabokov: 7
John Barth: 7
Richard Wright: 7
Toni Morrison: 7
Cormac McCarthy: 7
Walker Percy: 6
Robert Penn Warren: 6
Thomas Pynchon: 6
Bernard Malamud: 6
Jack London: 6
John Dos Passos: 5
Alice Walker: 5
John Updike: 5

Top 25 authors by total points:

William Faulkner: 622.71
Edith Wharton: 415.06
Willa Cather: 374.04
Toni Morrison: 362.61
Henry James: 325.20
Ernest Hemingway: 322.38
John Steinbeck: 299.34
Philip Roth: 298.88
Saul Bellow: 238.85
Sinclair Lewis: 204.40
Richard Wright: 202.71
Theodore Dreiser: 190.03
Vladimir Nabokov: 183.55
Don DeLillo: 179.45
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 175.17
Thomas Pynchon: 173.08
John Barth: 160.67
Kurt Vonnegut: 140.16
Alice Walker: 138.60
Cormac McCarthy: 136.63
Jack London: 133.47
Flannery O'Connor: 124.45
Robert Penn Warren: 121.60
Thomas Wolfe: 120.02
John Dos Passos: 117.33