Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast has just signed a book deal for her memoir, titled Crying in H Mart, with Knopf. The memoir’s title comes from a highly acclaimed essay of the same name that Zauner wrote for The New Yorker in 2018.
Crying in H Mart details Zauner’s experiences in growing up Korean-American, navigating the loss of her mother at a young age, the search for identity in a hybrid culture, and discovering passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a means of healing.
Zauner’s writing has previously appeared in Glamour Magazine, as well as The New Yorker.
Crying in H Mart’s publication date has not yet been disclosed.
Revisit our 2017 interview with Zauner here and see Japanese Breakfast’s newly announced tour dates below. You can read her memoir’s namesake essay via The New Yorker.
Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates:
12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall *(SOLD OUT)*
15-17 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
01 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
03 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ 3S Artspace
04 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
06 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale *(SOLD OUT)*
07 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall
02 – Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
03 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
04 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
05 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
06 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Southern
10 – Arcosanti, Ariz. @ FORM
13 – Singapore @ Esplande Recital Studio
15 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Music
16 – Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand @ Rockademy
18 – Makati, Manila @ The Rest Is Noise
22 – Tokyo, Japan @ WWW X
27 – Seoul, South Korea @ Hongdae Muv Hall
19 – Calgary, Alta. @ Sled Island
23 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom