Morrissey Says He’s Writing a Novel

After the success of his autobiography, the singer reveals he's working on another book

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After last year’s release of his autobiography — the appropriately titled Autobiography — Morrissey has revealed he’s now working on a novel.

The former Smiths frontman shared the information on his fan site, True To You, during a fan Q&A session on Thursday. Answering one fan’s question about any future writing plans, Morrissey said, “In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am midway through my novel. I have my hopes.”

The singer went on to detail in very Morrissey fashion how he’s become disenchanted with the music industry at large, saying, “The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it’s generally assumed — quite rightly — that the number one chart positions are ‘bought’ by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music.”

Though he doesn’t elaborate on what the novel is about, the singer does — somewhat confusingly — go on to describe his new musical work, saying, “we are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called ‘Istanbul’. It is second to Rome as my most favorite city in the world. When I’m in Istanbul I feel as if I could never die. My life is matched.”



He's so peevish. He makes me yawn.


Morrissey is played on Sirius/XM frequently - not as often as the Cure, and should be - but he's certainly not blackballed or anything.  He's programmed on my Favorites, so anytime he's played, it tells me on my car's screen, and when his name appears, it always gets changed to his song no matter what was playing at the time.

So, not sure I agree with him.  Granted, it should be played more often than it is, but again, he's played frequently in my experience.

Also, it should be said, to his point, that music in general is less relevant as a focal point as you age, and frankly, I'm not listening to music when my Favorites tells me his song is about to play.  Rather, I'm listening to news and Bloomberg to get informed on the nonsense going on in government, a complete breakdown in accountability and leadership in our systems of government that are taking Mankind backwards instead of forwards in a corrupt culture of graft and greed.  People should be getting informed, and holding government accountable, than listening to entertainment.