‘List of the Lost’ follows the singer’s 2013 memoirs.
Morrissey will publish his debut novel titled List of the Lost next month, according to the singer's fansite 'True To You'. The novel is the former Smiths frontman’s first foray into fiction and comes two years after the publication of his best-selling memoir Autobiography.
Morrissey will publish his debut novel in September.
A post on the fansite reads, ‘Morrissey’s first novel, List of the Lost, will be published by Penguin Books (UK) at the end of September. The book will be issued in softcover/paperback as a New Fiction title, and comes almost two years after Morrissey’s very successful Autobiography publication of October 2013.’
‘Penguin Books will confirm an on sale date within this coming week. List of the Lost will be available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa.’ The fansite is regarded as the closest thing the singer has to an official website and he has used it in the past as a mouthpiece.
Morrissey first announced he was writing a novel in January of last year, during a Q & A with fans on the 'True To You' site. "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 told fans.
“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, and I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular,” he added.