"Top 100 authors of all time" is seriously lacking major female authors and almost completely ignores authors of color

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I only count 4 women authors total, and the first isn't listed until 49th place. Where is Agatha Christie, who is more widely published than any author after Shakespeare (and who has several books adapted to the screen)?! Where are Barbara Cartland and Danielle Steel? Are those two excluded merely because their readers are mostly female (a bogus reason); they are also top-published authors with well over 500 million copies sold each, possibly as high as 1 billion and 800 million respectively? Is there a good reason JK Rowling doesn't make the list in spite of estimates saying she has sold over 450 million copies (some counts say over 500 million copies) between the Harry Potter series (7 books, or rather 10 if you count her 3 Hogwarts reading list books, plus a play) and Cormoran Strike series written under the name Robert Galbraith. Plus her books have 8 movie adaptations, and there is a TV show adaptation for the Cormoran Strike series for which she's still writing new books? As far as variety in the ethnicity of the list, I find two Japanese authors, and one each from Cuba, Brazil, Egypt, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Chile. The rest are from Europe, Russia or the U.S. I wish desperately that I could make suggestions for this issue without a Google search, but perhaps that's good enough for now. My search turned up many authors, including Bertice Berry, Toni Morrison, and Sheila Copeland.

I do not know what criteria was used to select the "top 100," but it appears flawed.
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The "Top 100 authors of all time" list is a user provided list. It's not provided by the IMDb.

You should contact the author / creator of the list - buraktheauthor

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Thank you so much!!