Morrissey Halts Autobiography
You’re never going to believe this, but Morrissey has canceled something at the 11th hour because of a dispute. In a mere three days, Morrissey was set to release his autobiography, which he called Autobiography, through Penguin Books, and this would’ve almost certainly been a fascinating read. But a statement on Morrissey’s website claims that Morrissey and Penguin had a “last-minute content disagreement” which has “caused the venture to collapse.” Morrissey now intends to publish the book with a different publisher. Adjust your reading lists accordingly.
UPDATE: True To You adds: “The publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography remains with Penguin Books. This is a deal for the UK and Europe, but Morrissey has no contract with a publisher for the U.S. or any other territory. As of 13 September, Morrissey and Penguin (UK) remain determined to publish within the next few weeks.”
UPDATE 2: From True To You, 10/3: “Autobiography by Morrissey has a 17 October publication date and will be available throughout Europe in book shops and through online retail outlets. Full confirmation is expected from Penguin Books within the next 24 hours.”