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: 151 (30.20%)
Male: 349 (69.80%)

Number of authors by gender:

Female: 63 (33.16%)
Male: 127 (66.84%)

Number of books by genre:

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

Novel: 443.0 (88.60%)
Novella: 14.0 (2.80%)
Collection of Short Stories: 44.0 (8.80%)
Other: 6.0 (1.20%)

Top 25 authors by total number of books:

William Faulkner: 18
Edith Wharton: 17
Philip Roth: 14
Willa Cather: 14
John Steinbeck: 13
Ernest Hemingway: 11
Saul Bellow: 9
Cormac McCarthy: 8
Kurt Vonnegut: 8
Sinclair Lewis: 8
Don DeLillo: 8
Theodore Dreiser: 8
Vladimir Nabokov: 8
Henry James: 8
John Barth: 7
Richard Wright: 7
Toni Morrison: 7
Jack London: 6
Walker Percy: 6
Robert Penn Warren: 6
Eudora Welty: 6
Bernard Malamud: 6
Flannery O'Connor: 5
John Updike: 5
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 5

Top 25 authors by total points:

William Faulkner: 812.77
Edith Wharton: 442.58
Willa Cather: 422.02
Ernest Hemingway: 408.58
Toni Morrison: 400.83
Philip Roth: 352.41
John Steinbeck: 349.35
Henry James: 345.57
Saul Bellow: 271.17
Theodore Dreiser: 254.63
Vladimir Nabokov: 243.91
Sinclair Lewis: 232.99
Don DeLillo: 229.61
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 217.72
Richard Wright: 216.67
John Barth: 203.43
Cormac McCarthy: 193.70
Kurt Vonnegut: 190.64
Thomas Pynchon: 178.96
Flannery O'Connor: 172.75
Jack London: 164.58
Alice Walker: 161.02
Walker Percy: 152.13
Eudora Welty: 150.25
John Dos Passos: 144.08