Morrissey autobiography out this month

Penguin is to publish singer Morrissey's autobiography as a Penguin Classic on 17th October.

The book, called Autobiography, will be priced at £8.99 in paperback and as an e-book.

The announcement follows weeks of speculation, following a statement on the Morrissey fan site True to You which said the secretive deal had been cancelled following a content dispute. Penguin refused to comment at the time.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester in 1959. In 1982, he co-founded The Smiths, releasing nine albums, before going solo, during which time he has had three number one albums in England in three different decades.

The strident animal rights protestor was voted the second greatest living Briton in a 2006 BBC poll, coming behind Sir David Attenborough.

Penguin Classics will publish in the UK, Europe and Commonwealth.