Guitarist says 'serious' book deal will get signed

Johnny Marr has said that he is set to sign a “serious” book deal to publish his autobiography.

The Smiths legend, currently in The Cribs, broke the news on his Twitter page,

Marr suggested that work on the book would mean that he’d be able to dedicate less time to music.

“I have been offered a book deal, a serious one,” he wrote. “I’d get into it and that would mean less time on songs. It will happen though.”

He added: “It will be an autobiography of course.”

Guitar legend Marr formed The Smiths in 1982 with singer Morrissey, with the band splitting in 1987. Many books have been written about them, but none by either of its core members yet – although Morrissey has said that he is working on his own autobiography.

Meanwhile, it was announced today (January 18) that Marr has been nominated for a BAFTA, alongside composer Hans Zimmer, for his work on the soundtrack to Inception.