Tegan and Sara announced on Dec. 11 that they will release a memoir titled High School on Sept. 24, 2019.
“‘How did you start your band? When did you know that you were gay? What were you like before Tegan and Sara?’ We have spent twenty years answering those complicated questions with simple answers,” the singers said in a joint statement. “Writing High School gives us the opportunity to tell the intricate stories that shaped our relationship as sisters, musicians, and queer girls.”
The memoir will feature alternating chapters from the Quin twins, who grew up in Calgary in the Alberta province of Canada, and will provide “a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendships they explored in their formative years,” according to a statement.
“Anyone who’s paid attention to Tegan and Sara’s lyrics already knows what sensitive and engaging storytellers they are,” MCD publisher Sean McDonald said. “For me, the real thrill of High School is how naturally that translates to the page — what strong and distinct literary voices they have — and that their book is at once urgent and gorgeous, that it fairly demands to be read. The fact that it’s written by world-famous musicians and LGBTQ icons is…well, honestly, that’s exciting too.”
High School will be published via Simon & Schuster in Canada and Virago in the United Kingdom.
Tegan and Sara will also be headed into the studio in 2019 to record their ninth studio album.
High School, a memoir by Tegan and Sara, to be published fall 2019. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, it tangles itself up in the parallel and discordant memories of two sisters growing up down the hall from one another. pic.twitter.com/Z2FGsMC6jn
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) December 11, 2018