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Posts Tagged ‘Raffaele Sollecito’

UPDATE: George Zimmerman Juror Drops Plan To Write Book

Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial signed (along with her attorney husband) with literary agent and  Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin.

UPDATE: Juror B37 has dropped her plans to write a book.  

CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Juror B37 on his show. TVNewser has more about the context behind the interview.

Along with the other jurors, Juror B37 found Zimmerman not guilty in the controversial trial.

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Daily News Reporter Shopping Book About Newtown Tragedy

New York Daily News reporter Matt Lysiak is shopping a book proposal about the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.

Yesterday Lysiak helped break a story that collected emails written by Adam Lanza’s mother before her son’s rampage in Newtown. Here’s more from the book proposal:

Far from being the random act of insanity most have portrayed, the shooting that shocked our nation was a meticulously well-thought out premeditated attack years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with “kills” that he was willing to go to any length to achieve the top score … Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, psychologists, and going over a decade’s worth of emails from his mother to close friends that chronicled Lanza’s slow slide into mental illness, this book will be the first comprehensive account of the tragedy.

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Raffaele Sollecito Co-Author: ‘Grotesque Miscarriage of Justice’ in Amanda Knox Trial

After news broke that Amanda Knox landed a book deal for “close to $4 million,” we caught up with journalist Andrew Gumbel–the co-writer working on a memoir with Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s Italian boyfriend.

Like Knox, Sollecito was charged with the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher in Perguia, Italy, but the conviction was overturned. Last year, Sollecito signed with Sharlene Martin at Martin Literary Management.

Our interview with Gumbel (pictured, via) follows below. Follow this link to visit a site created by Sollecito’s family during the murder trial.

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Raffaele Sollecito Signs with Martin Literary Management

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox‘s Italian boyfriend, has signed on with Seattle-based literary agency Martin Literary Management.

Like Knox, Sollecito was charged with the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher in Perguia, Italy, but the conviction was overturned earlier this year. Literary agent Sharlene Martin told GalleyCat, “I have consistently believed in the innocence of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox and it seemed to me from the beginning that it made no sense to think that these two were guilty of the tragic murder of Meredith Kercher.”

Martin is currently interviewing writers to work with Sollecito on his memoir. While Martin would not tell us which publishers she is talking to, she did say that her deal with Sollecito includes foreign rights too. “I believe this has potential to sell in many foreign language territories,” she said. “My wonderful foreign co-agent, Taryn Fagerness, will handle the foreign sales on behalf of MLM.”

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