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HarperCollins acquires memoir by Rosie Batty

HarperCollins has announced it has acquired world rights to a memoir by Rosie Batty.

Rosie’s Story, written with Bryce Corbett, will be published in late 2015. 

‘We see Rosie’s Story as being a really significant book, one that will both move people and engage them. It will have all of Rosie’s heart, soul and intelligence,’ said publisher Catherine Milne in a statement. ‘It will be a book that will make people cry and fire them up. And it will be a book that will give Rosie a real platform to talk about family violence, the issue that means so much to her.’

Batty has become a passionate campaigner on the issue of family violence since her 11-year-old son Luke was killed by his father in February 2014. Batty has recently been named Victorian Australian of the Year. The National Australia Day Council said Batty ‘gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard’.



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