TWO OF THE THREE Ohio women held captive for years in a Cleveland house have a book deal, Viking announced yesterday.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will work with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan on the as-yet untitled book, scheduled to come out in 2015. Negotiations were handled by Washington lawyer Robert Barnett, whose clients have been as varied as President Obama and Amanda Knox.
Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued in May, and their kidnapper, Ariel Castro, was arrested and eventually sentenced to life in prison.
He was found hanged in his cell in September.
Knight is working on her own memoir, which Weinstein Books plans to publish next spring.
- Associated Press