Amanda Knox Signs Book Deal

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM EDT

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Amanda Knox Signs Book Deal

February 16, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM EDT

Amanda Knox has a book deal.

According to a news release issued by HarperCollins on Thursday, Knox's memoir is scheduled for publication in 2013.

Knox, who was imprisoned for four years in Italy in connection with the murder of her roommate, was released last year.

The HarperCollins news release says:

For the very first time since her trial for murder, her four-year incarceration in Perugia, Italy, and her appeal and acquittal of all charges, Amanda Knox will share the truth about her terrifying ordeal. Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system. 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.

Says HarperCollins Senior VP and Publisher Jonathan Burnham: “Many accounts have been written of the Amanda Knox case, and countless writers and reporters have speculated on what role, if any, was played by Knox in that tragic and terrifying sequence of events. No one has yet heard Amanda Knox's own account of what happened, and this book will give Knox an opportunity to tell the story in full detail, for the first time. It will be the story of a crime and a trial, but also a moving account of a young woman's struggle to cope with a nightmarish ordeal that placed her at the center of a media storm, and led to her imprisonment."