The Creative Pace of the 20th Century’s Greatest Authors, Visualized | visual data |
A visual taxonomy of lives and literary greatness.

In this graphic analysis originally published in Italy’s La Lettura and adapted in English exclusively for Brain Pickings, the data visualization team at Accurat set out to quantify the genius behind the most acclaimed fiction of the twentieth century.

Using the Modern Library ranking of the best English novels published between 1900 and 1999, as well as several data sets of biographical information, they visualized the timespan between each author’s debut work and the publication of his or her novel(s) included in the ranking.