Friday, May 27, 2011

AUTHOR RANKING BY LITERARY FICTION AWARDS (Version 2)

This author ranking is a simple count of the number of fiction awards each author received.  For brevity sake, I cut the list off at authors with only 1 award.  You can visit this site to see the full list.

The list is heavily weighted in contemporary American Literature, and considers the following awards:

This ranking was designed for personal use and is not meant to be statistically or theoretically sound; it is just a place to start.

If you would like to see a more concise list that does not include the respective awards for each novel, please see my other page, Version 1.



AUTHOR
AWARD
TITLE
Total
Philip Roth
National Book Award
1


1

National Book Critics Circle
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1


1


1


1


1


1

Pen Faulkner
1


1


1

Pulitzer
1
Philip Roth Total


13
John Updike
National Book Award
1


1

National Book Critics Circle
1


1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1

Pen Faulkner
1

Pulitzer
1


1
John Updike Total


8
William Faulkner
National Book Award
1


1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1

Pulitzer
1


1
William Faulkner Total


5
Saul Bellow
National Book Award
1


1


1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1

Pulitzer
1
Saul Bellow Total


5
E.L. Doctorow
National Book Award
1

National Book Critics Circle
1


1

Pen Faulkner
1


1
E.L. Doctorow Total


5
Don DeLillo
National Book Award
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1


1


1

Pen Faulkner
1
Don DeLillo Total


5
Cormac McCarthy
National Book Award
1

National Book Critics Circle
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1


1

Pulitzer
1
Cormac McCarthy Total


5
J. M. Coetzee
Man Booker
1


1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1

Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1
J. M. Coetzee Total


4
Ian McEwan
LA Times Fiction
1

Man Booker
1

National Book Critics Circle
1

Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1
Ian McEwan Total


4
Toni Morrison
National Book Critics Circle
1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1

Pulitzer
1
Toni Morrison Total


4
Marilynne Robinson
National Book Critics Circle
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1

Pen Hemingway Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Marilynne Robinson Total


4
John Cheever
National Book Award
1


1

National Book Critics Circle
1

Pulitzer
1
John Cheever Total


4
Ha Jin
National Book Award
1

Pen Faulkner
1


1

Pen Hemingway Award
1
Ha Jin Total


4
Kazuo Ishiguro
Man Booker
1

Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1


1
Kazuo Ishiguro Total


3
Bernard Malamud
National Book Award
1


1

Pulitzer
1
Bernard Malamud Total


3
E. Annie Proulx
National Book Award
1

Pen Faulkner
1

Pulitzer
1
E. Annie Proulx Total


3
Penelope Fitzgerald
Man Booker
1

National Book Critics Circle
1

Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1
Penelope Fitzgerald Total


3
Edward P. Jones
National Book Critics Circle
1

Pen Hemingway Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Edward P. Jones Total


3
Richard Ford
NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1

Pen Faulkner
1

Pulitzer
1
Richard Ford Total


3
John McGahern
Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1


1
John McGahern Total


2
Ernest Hemingway
Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1

Pulitzer
1
Ernest Hemingway Total


2
Eudora Welty
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Eudora Welty Total


2
V. S. Naipaul
Man Booker
1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1
V. S. Naipaul Total


2
Nadine Gordimer
Man Booker
1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1
Nadine Gordimer Total


2
Anne Tyler
National Book Critics Circle
1

Pulitzer
1
Anne Tyler Total


2
William Golding
Man Booker
1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1
William Golding Total


2
Salman Rushdie
Man Booker
1

Observer Best of Past 25 Years
1
Salman Rushdie Total


2
Isaac Bashevis Singer
National Book Award
1

Nobel Prize in Lit
*Whole Body of Work Prize* Nobel
1
Isaac Bashevis Singer Total


2
Thomas Keneally
LA Times Fiction
1

Man Booker
1
Thomas Keneally Total


2
Margaret Atwood
LA Times Fiction
1

Man Booker
1
Margaret Atwood Total


2
Peter Carey
Man Booker
1


1
Peter Carey Total


2
Kiran Desai
Man Booker
1

National Book Critics Circle
1
Kiran Desai Total


2
Carol Shields
National Book Critics Circle
1

Pulitzer
1
Carol Shields Total


2
Stanley Elkin
National Book Critics Circle
1


1
Stanley Elkin Total


2
Gina Berriault
National Book Critics Circle
1

Pen Faulkner
1
Gina Berriault Total


2
John Edgar Wideman
Pen Faulkner
1


1
John Edgar Wideman Total


2
Wright Morris
National Book Award
1


1
Wright Morris Total


2
William Styron
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
William Styron Total


2
Jhumpa Lahiri
Pen Hemingway Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Jhumpa Lahiri Total


2
William Kennedy
National Book Critics Circle
1

Pulitzer
1
William Kennedy Total


2
William Gaddis
National Book Award
1


1
William Gaddis Total


2
Conrad Richter
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Conrad Richter Total


2
Alice Walker
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Alice Walker Total


2
Wallace Stegner
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Wallace Stegner Total


2
John Kennedy Toole
NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1

Pulitzer
1
John Kennedy Toole Total


2
Walker Percy
LA Times Fiction
1

National Book Award
1
Walker Percy Total


2
Tim O'Brien
National Book Award
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1
Tim O'Brien Total


2
Shirley Hazzard
National Book Award
1

National Book Critics Circle
1
Shirley Hazzard Total


2
Robert Stone
LA Times Fiction
1

National Book Award
1
Robert Stone Total


2
Peter Taylor
Pen Faulkner
1

Pulitzer
1
Peter Taylor Total


2
Katherine Anne Porter
National Book Award
1

Pulitzer
1
Katherine Anne Porter Total


2
Pete Dexter
LA Times Fiction
1

National Book Award
1
Pete Dexter Total


2
Norman Rush
National Book Award
1

NYT Best of Past 25 Years
1
Norman Rush Total


2
Michael Cunningham
Pen Faulkner
1

Pulitzer
1
Michael Cunningham Total


2

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