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The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas. Collectively, these women hold readers captivated with stories of fantastical worlds, suspense and drama, insights into the complexities of minority experiences and cultures, and fresh takes on societal issues and expectations…not to mention, book sales of up to 800M copies sold and a wealth of prestigious awards and recognition including Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.
In other words, these 10 women can tell (and sell) a good story.
Although there are many more women throughout history who have proven to be powerful authors, this list is limited to those who are living, with a focus on personal narrative and fiction writers.
Sales: 100 million books sold
Clout: Film adaptations of her novels have achieved sales of nearly 2 billion dollars (so far).
Best-known for her vampire romance series Twilight, Stephenie Meyer has quickly become one of the best-selling women authors of all-time, gaining worldwide recognition with stories that tap into readers’ romantic dreams and explore themes of immortality and sacrifice.
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