FORMER Smiths frontman Morrissey is "mid-way" through writing a novel after the success of his memoirs, which topped the best-seller charts last year.

The singer, whose hits with the Manchester group include Bigmouth Strikes Again, took part in a question-and-answer session on a fan website called True To You and also revealed that he came close to recording a duet with David Bowie.

Morrissey's memoir, Autobiography, published by Penguin Classics, outsold the latest Bridget Jones novel.