You know the Morrissey autobiography that has been lost in limbo for sometime now? Well, it looks like the ever-elusive piece of literature will indeed be happening after so much procrastination and push backs.
Last month, talks started once again that the book might not even happen when Morrissey got into a content disagreement with his publishing company, Penguin Classics. Some sources at that point were started to doubt that the book even existed when it turned out that not even some review copies had been printed and Morrissey was at that point fishing for another publisher.
To those nay-sayers that we doubting the existence of the book, it looks like it was very much real and alive and that the former-Smiths frontman and the publishing company have put the dispute behind them. The official release date for Morrissey’s Autobiography is due out October 17.
For now, you can read the full press release on behalf of Penguin Classics about the book.
On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.
Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.
An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.
It has been said ‘Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.’
Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe.