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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.
 

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Slightly inappropriate comments above - a girl has been murdered, the fact that it's turning into a circus around Amanda Knox is an added cruelty.

I suppose the father feels he needs to compete with Amanda's version of events, to keep Meredith in the public eye, and a book will help to do that.

The inappropriate comments above were removed - in case anyone thinks I'm referring to the article.

I do think in this case - with so much irreversible media interest - that all parties may as well tell their side of the story in book form. I don't think it's cashing in or exploitation or foolish, it's more about restoring balance & a bit of their own humanity.

Slightly inappropriate comments above - a girl has been murdered, the fact that it's turning into a circus around Amanda Knox is an added cruelty.

I suppose the father feels he needs to compete with Amanda's version of events, to keep Meredith in the public eye, and a book will help to do that.

The inappropriate comments above were removed - in case anyone thinks I'm referring to the article.

I do think in this case - with so much irreversible media interest - that all parties may as well tell their side of the story in book form. I don't think it's cashing in or exploitation or foolish, it's more about restoring balance & a bit of their own humanity.