Amanda Knox’s memoir entitled “Waiting To Be Heard” is ready for publication, according to the Associated Press. The book was supposed to be released in February, but HarperCollins changed the date to April 30.
Amanda Knox, the American student who made international headlines after being imprisoned for four years in Perugia, is ready to make her side of the story heard. The former student’s trial has aroused so many people’s curiosity that HarperCollins decided to gather all her declarations in a memoir called “Waiting To Be Heard”.
The book is expected to hit library shelves on April 30, 2013. The work was supposed to be released two months earlier, but the date was changed because a court in Italy scheduled a new hearing for the prosecution’s appeal on March 25. The latter did not agree with the judge’s decision to acquit Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.
Amanda traveled to Perugia, Italy in 2007 as an exchange student. She lived in the same apartment with Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student who was found dead after being raped and physically abused. Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty and sentenced to 26 and, respectively, 25 years in prison.
The 2009 sentence was contested in 2012 and Amanda was able to return to her native Seattle after four years in jail. She pleaded not guilty during each appearance in court and generated many debates between those who believed in her innocence and those who accused her of murder.
HarperCollins, one of the world’s largest publishing companies, was very interested in Knox’s story, so they made her an offer as soon as she returned to the United States. The book is now ready for publication and analysts estimate that the deal was worth $4 million.
The cover of the book is rather simple as the publisher wanted to reflect the interior turmoil of the protagonist. A sad portrait of Amanda Knox was featured on the black background of the cover, next to the title of the book.