Evelyn Waugh a “most-read female author”

Friday, February 26, 2016
Posted in category Just Stuff

It looks like Time magazine has some fact-editing issues, as well as the “Notable Names Database.” From Time magazine (bold is mine):

Methodology

The Open Syllabus Project collected 1.1 million syllabi (of an estimated 80 to 100 million in existence) in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Canada that date from the past 15 years to compile a list of the 10,000 most-assigned books, short stories, journal articles and screenplays (the majority of the course assignments are from the past decade). TIME aggregated the top 10,000 titles by author, then used the Notable Names Database to confirm the author’s gender and generate a list of 100 most-read female authors.

Correction: The original version of this story included Evelyn Waugh, who was a man.

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