Friday April 22nd, 2011

An Instant (Penguin) Classic?

Morrissey, former lead singer of The Smiths and now longtime solo act, is finishing up his autobiography:

The much-anticipated Mozography is almost three years in the making, and the singer hopes to publish the tome in 2012. “I’ve reached the re-drafting, trimming stage,” he said. But despite reams of material — 200,000 words, according to interviewer John Wilson — Morrissey has yet to find, or choose, a publisher. Last year, an editor at Faber said it would be “the fulfillment of my most pressing and persistent publishing dream” if Morrissey brought his “much-rumored memoir to the House of Eliot.” This week, the 51-year-old quipped that he wants to see the book immediately published as a Penguin Classic.