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: 813.15
Edith Wharton: 444.24
Willa Cather: 422.63
Ernest Hemingway: 412.50
Toni Morrison: 403.06
John Steinbeck: 350.34
Philip Roth: 347.91
Henry James: 346.64
Saul Bellow: 271.28
Theodore Dreiser: 254.73
Vladimir Nabokov: 244.10
Sinclair Lewis: 233.02
Don DeLillo: 230.21
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 219.87
Richard Wright: 218.54
John Barth: 203.78
Cormac McCarthy: 193.85
Kurt Vonnegut: 190.82
Thomas Pynchon: 179.46
Flannery O'Connor: 172.77
Jack London: 164.96
Alice Walker: 161.02
Walker Percy: 152.67
Eudora Welty: 150.25
James Baldwin: 146.32