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#HallOfShame | Modern Library's Top 100 Novels and Top 100 Nonfiction

Does this sound modern to you?

  • Modern Library Board's 100 Best Novels: 9% are novels by women. (Edith Wharton appears twice. Because finding 9 women authors was just too much.) 
  • Modern Library Board's Top 100 Best Nonfiction: 12% books by women. 

The list criteria doesn't get much more generous than "Best"---there's no time limitations, no genre restrictions, and there are 100 slots to fill. So it seems unbelievable that out of 200 books in Modern Library's lauded "Top 100" lists, only 21 are by women. 

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