2009 Time’s Most Influential People
Stephenie MeyerIngo Wagner / Corbis
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Her emo-vampire series Twilight is the biggest book franchise since Harry Potter, with four titles locked on the best-seller list. Last fall’s Twilight film, meanwhile, earned a No. 1 spot at the box office despite a starless cast.
CON: The Booker! The Nobel! The Pen/Faulkner! These are just some of the many awards her books won’t be winning anytime soon.