Waiting to be Heard: Amanda Knox to go ahead with book promotion despite retrial
Her memoir 'Waiting to be Heard' is due to be published at the end of April
Promotion for Amanda Knox’s memoir Waiting to be Heard will go ahead with publication despite the 25-year-old’s retrial over the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Publisher HarperCollins confirmed that plans for Waiting to be Heard’s publication and promotional interviews remain unchanged despite the ruling in Italy’s highest court of appeal for the case to be retried.
HarperCollins spokesperson Tina Andreadis said: “As planned, HarperCollins will publish Amanda Knox’s book Waiting to be Heard on 30 April 2013, and will move forward with the interviews that we have scheduled.”
Knox signed the book deal in February 2012 for a reported $4m. In the memoir she discusses her experience at the hands of the Italian police, prison guards and inmates, as well as exclusive details surrounding her case, according to the publishers.
ABC plans to broadcast Knox’s first TV interview conducted with Diane Sawyer to US audiences on the evening of 30 April. An ABC spokesman confirmed that the interview, which has not yet been recorded, is still scheduled to air on a special broadcast.
Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito face a retrial for the murder of British-born Meredith Kercher in her Perugia flat in 2007.
The decision to re-open the case does not suggest that Knox and Sollecito are guilty, simply that the appeals court did not apply the law correctly.
Prosecutors argued that the Perugia court had “lost its bearings” during the original appeal and had failed to test forensic evidence sufficiently, among other things.
Knox, who lives in Seattle, will not attend the retrial. If she is found guilty it is doubtful she will serve time in prison as the US is unlikely to comply with a request from Italy to extradite the 25-year-old.
Italian-born Sollecito, who is currently studying in Verona, may have to serve a prison sentence if found guilty.
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