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Amanda Knox Inks HarperCollins Book Deal

Amanda Knox will write a memoir for HarperCollins. According to the New York Times‘ sources, the deal was “for close $4 million.”

The Seattle student was charged in the 2007 death of her former roommate Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Italy, but was exonerated by the Italian court system last year.

The AP had a statement from HarperCollins: “Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will reveal never before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life.”

In December, Knox signed on with a Washington D.C.-based attorney Robert Barnett. HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham acquired the book and Claire Wachtel will edit.

Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted and then released, recently signed on with Seattle-based literary agency Martin Literary Management. (Via Sarah Weinman)

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