Morrissey writing novel after memoir success

Morrissey writing novel after memoir success

Morrissey is writing a novel, following the success of his memoir released last year.

Autobiography was published as a Penguin Classic in October 2013, becoming one of the fastest-selling memoirs released since records began.

The former Smiths frontman revealed that he is now writing a novel in a question and answer session on fan website, True to You. Asked by a fan if he had considered writing a novel, the singer wrote: "In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel. I have my hopes."

The singer added that his move to writing had been spurred on his belief that: "there really is no passion left in pop or rock music."

True to You first revealed that Morrissey had been planning to publish a book with Penguin in September last year, when it ran a story claiming that a deal had fallen apart after a "last-minute content disagreement".

The book was eventually released in October, selling 20,000 copies in its first day, but meeting mixed reviews from critics, some of whom criticised Penguin for damaging the Classics brand by releasing a new title as an instant classic.

Autobiography has sold 168,828 copies across all editions, generating £1.156m through the tills.

A spokesperson for Penguin said they were not aware of any deal for further books with the singer.