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Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Has Signed a Book Deal for Her Memoir

Crying in H Mart To Be Published by Knopf

Feb 28, 2019 Japanese Breakfast Bookmark and Share

Michelle Zauner has released two albums as Japanese Breakfast and is also becoming an accomplished music video director. Now she has announced that she has signed a book deal with the publishing company Knopf and is writing a memoir entitled Crying in H Mart. A press release describes the book as such: “Crying in H Mart is Zauner’s story about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother too young, searching for identity in a hybrid culture, and finding a passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a way to heal and return to her roots in the wake of loss.”

Japanese Breakfast released her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, in July 2017 via Dead Oceans (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017). Below are her upcoming tour dates. Zauner’s writing has also previously appeared in Glamour and The New Yorker. There’s no word on when Crying in H Mart will be published.

Read our 2017 interview with Japanese Breakfast on Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates:

3/12 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *SOLD OUT*
3/15-17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/1 - Boston, MA @ Royale
4/3 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
4/4 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
4/6 - Boston, MA @ Royale *SOLD OUT*
4/7 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
5/2 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/3 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/5 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/6 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
5/10 - Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM
5/13 - Singapore @ Esplande Recital Studio
5/15 - Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Music
5/16 - Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand @ Rockademy
5/18 - Makati, Manila @ The Rest Is Noise
5/22 - Tokyo, Japan @ WWW X
5/27 - Seoul, South Korea @ Hongdae Muv Hall
6/19 - Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
8/23 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

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