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Johnny Marr planning to write autobiography at some point

By | Published on Tuesday 18 January 2011

Johnny Marr

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has taken up an offer to write his autobiography, though he gave no timeline for the project.

He wrote on Twitter last week: “I have been offered a book deal, a serious one. I’d get into it and that would mean less time on songs. It will happen though. [It] will be an autobiography, of course. That or [something] about my collection of fascinating public bus tickets from the 80s. That would be cool”.

Last January, Faber & Faber editor Lee Brackstone published an open letter to Morrissey pleading for him to write a book for the company. It’s not clear if they are the publishers behind this book deal.