Michelle Zauner is an artist known for her solo musical project Japanese Breakfast through which she released two studio albums, Pschopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017).
Much of 2018 saw Michelle Zauner on the road, further honing her live show and performing for massive audiences. All the while, she kept busy — not only as Japanese Breakfast, but as Michelle Zauner: video game composer, prolific music video director, and author.
Between tours, studio sessions, and video shoots, Zauner has long been working on a memoir of her early childhood, time spent between the U.S. and South Korea, and the split heritage that has shaped so much of her life. An excerpt from that book, Crying in H-Mart, was published in The New Yorker at the end of 2018. A reflection on grief and a tribute to both biracial and immigrant families, Zauner’s essay is full of beautifully rendered, heartbreaking detail. The full book, also titled Crying in H-Mart, will be released via Knopf.