Agent Ben Mason hired by father of Meredith Kercher

The literary agent Ben Mason has been hired by the father of the murdered English student Meredith Kercher to represent him in a potential book deal.

A proposal by John Kercher is expected to go to publishers on Monday (10th October) with Mason present at next week's Frankfurt Book Fair.

Earlier this week, the students Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were cleared on appeal of killing the 20-year-old student Kercher in 2007.

Trade observers are expecting that Knox could also put together a book proposal for her own account of the murder and her time in prison.