Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson

Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Amanda hosted of The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women, and currently hosts The Truth About True Crime, a podcast series for Sundance/AMC that she produces and writes with Christopher. ------------------------------ Christopher Robinson is a Boston University and Hunter College MFA graduate, a MacDowell Colony fellow, Yaddo fellow, and a Yale Younger Poets Prize finalist. He is the co-author, with Gavin Kovite, of War of the Encylopaedists (Scribner, 2015), which the New York Times called "captivating," and Deliver Us (Alephactory, 2018). He currently produces and writes The Truth About True Crime with Amanda.


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Interview: Maria DiLorenzo, Author, on Writing about a Spree Killer from her Neighborhood (with Amanda Knox)

Degrees of Separation: Maria DiLorenzo’s Deep Dive Into a Local Killing Spree Maria DiLorenzo’s poetry has appeared in the Barrier Islands Review, The Flea, Hawaii Pacific Review, and the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Her current writing obsession, however, is Maksim Gelman, a man currently serving a 225-year sentence at Sing Sing Correctional Facility for murdering four people and injuring five during a two-day stabbing spree in mid-February 2011. How does a poet go from Keats to killers? And why? I spoke with DiLorenzo to find out.  Amanda Knox 

Interview: Emily Galvin-Almanza, Criminal Justice Advocate for Activists, Defendants and their Attorneys (with Amanda Knox)

The “Yes, And…” Principle for Justice: An Interview with Emily Galvin-Almanza Emily Galvin-Almanza is CEO and co-founder of Partners For Justice, a nonprofit that pairs recent college graduates with overworked and resource-poor public defenders’ offices to provide case management services to vulnerable clients. She is also the senior legal counsel at The Justice Collaborative, an organization that offers legal, policy, communications, and networking support to organizations working to end mass incarceration and poverty. Galvin-Almanza’s pinned tweet is about #DefundThePolice, and how it’s going to take a lot...

Interview: Jessica Henry, Scholar, on the Phenomenon of “No Crime” Wrongful Convictions (with Amanda Knox)

Smoke But No Fire: An Interview with Jessica Henry Jessica Henry is a professor and former public defender based in New Jersey. She’s also the author of Smoke But No Fire (University of California Press), set to be published on August 4, 2020. Her book tells the stories of innocent people tried, convicted, imprisoned, and even put to death, for crimes that never occurred in the first place. She identifies the aspects and actors of our criminal justice system that not only allow, but encourage, this kind of injustice, and...

Interview: Kevin Sharp, on the Case of Leonard Peltier

The Case of Leonard Peltier: An Interview with Kevin Sharp On June 26, 1975, FBI agents Jack Coler and Ron Williams died in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The man who has spent the last 44 years in prison for aiding and abetting their murders is now 75-year-old Leonard Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement, AIM, which seeks to address systemic racism and police brutality towards Native Americans. Former U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp, who now represents Peltier, says that not only...

Interview: Jason Flom, on the Injustice of the Rafay Murder Convictions – Part 2 (with Amanda Knox)

The Rafay Murders: An Interview with Jason Flom (Part Two) By Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson This is Part Two of The Rafay Murders: An Interview with Jason Flom. Please find Part One here. Jason Flom  I've gotten to know him speaking to him over the phone, and I'm very taken by his calm and gentle spirit and demeanor. He's a thoughtful guy. He's a very smart guy. He is a person who has been through a type of hell...

Interview: Jason Flom, on the Injustice of the Rafay Murder Convictions – Part 1 (with Amanda Knox)

The Rafay Murders: An Interview with Jason Flom (Part One) Back in Capanne prison, I was lucky to receive daily correspondence from family, friends, and strangers alike. Not all of it was good; I got used to throwing out the death threats, marriage proposals, and images of my face photoshopped onto pornography. I received a number of letters from other inmates, too, almost always male, and they began in the (what I learned to be) typical way: “My name is ___. I’m 5’11’, 185 lbs, athletic build, brown hair, brown...