Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has signed with Knopf to write a coming-of-age memoir. Sonny Mehta, Knopf chairman and editor-in-chief, acquired world rights, including pre- and post-publication serial rights, English-language and translation rights, and audio and electronic rights, from literary agent Peter W. Bernstein. Knopf v-p and senior editor George Andreou will edit. Vintage Espanol will simultaneously release a Spanish-language edition. Pub date and title have not yet been announced.
Sotomayor will write about growing up in the South Bronx; her relationship with her mother and the loss of her father when she was nine years old; her inspiration as a young girl to become a lawyer; her journey to Princeton University and later to Yale Law School; and finally, to a life in the law, culminating with her appointment to the federal bench.