Amanda Knox lands book deal with reported seven-figure advance
Amanda Knox has landed herself a book deal, after numerous publishing houses battled for the rights to the American student's memoir.
Knox was cleared of murder in October in an Italian appellate court, after years of turmoil surrounding the death of Meredith Kurcher, Knox's roommate at a study-abroad program in Perugia, Italy.
A tabloid sensation (and inevitable Lifetime movie), Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both convicted of the crime. The conviction was later overturned and both were released.
Knox was shipped back to her sleepy hometown outside Seattle, where requests for explosive first interviews and this very book deal have been pouring in. No word from publisher HarperCollins on when the book will hit shelves, but the advance is reported to be in the seven-figure range.
In terms of content, expect musings on her life before Kurcher's tragedy, her police questioning and life in the clink. Would you read Knox's book? Tell us in comments.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Amanda Knox speks at a news conference shortly after her arrival home at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle in October. Credit: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press