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50 People Who Matter 2010 | 28. Stephenie Meyer

Fang leader.

With 100 million copies sold and three films that have grossed over $1bn, the Twilight sagas have made the author one of the most powerful, and richest, women in publishing.

Meyer's Mormon beliefs permeate the vampire trilogy with themes of chastity and self-control, making Twilight propaganda for America's growing abstinence movement.


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This article first appeared in the 27 September 2010 issue of the New Statesman, The 50 people who matter