According to Media Decoder, Amanda Knox — who, along her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was convicted of killing British exchange student Meredith Kercher back in 2009 — just signed a $4 million dollar book deal with HarperCollins. The memoir, which will “give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system,” based in part on journals that she kept while in prison, created quite the bidding war between publishing houses, who are expecting it to be a controversial best seller. And not trashy or sensationalist at all!
“The experience of actually sitting down in a room and talking for an hour, an hour and a half with Amanda made me realize this was a very mature, intelligent woman who had been through an extraordinary experience,” HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham said. “She’ll write a very thoughtful, reflective and serious book about what happened. And that moves this book away from the world of tabloids, the lurid side, to something more compelling and, in a way, more longstanding.”
There’s no telling how an appeal for a new trial filed by Italian prosecutors earlier this week will affect these money making plans; apparently there’s a possibility that Knox could be found guilty in absentia and potentially face extradition. You know what that means: Sequel! But seriously, are you guys as grossed out by this whole thing as we are? Is this a book that you’d be interested to read?