Japanese Breakfast‘s Michelle Zauner is an acclaimed musician, songwriter, and filmmaker — and now, memoirist. Zauner has signed a book deal with Knopf for her debut memoir, Crying In H Mart.
Crying In H Mart will be about Zauner’s childhood growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and using cooking as a way to feel closer to her Korean heritage and to heal from her grief. Zauner’s writing has previously appeared in The New Yorker and Glamour.
Zauner is one of the busiest artists in indie. Apart from her work with Japanese Breakfast, she is also a prolific music video director, creating stunning visuals for Better Oblivion Community Center, Charly Bliss, and others. Her self-directed video for her Soft Sounds From Another Planet song “Boyish” is an official selection for SXSW’s film festival. Zauner is touring North America and Asia this spring and summer. You can check out Japanese Breakfast’s upcoming tour dates below.
03/12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
03/15-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
04/01 – Boston, MA @ Royale
04/03 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
04/04 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
04/06 – Boston, MA @ Royale *SOLD OUT*
04/07 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
05/02 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
05/03 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/05 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/06 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
05/10 – Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM
05/13 – Singapore @ Esplande Recital Studio
05/15 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Music
05/16 – Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand @ Rockademy
05/18 – Makati, Manila @ The Rest Is Noise
05/22 – Tokyo, Japan @ WWW X
05/27 – Seoul, South Korea @ Hongdae Muv Hall
06/19 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
08/23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom