About

Christopher Hunt

Education

I have been blessed with a blue-chip education. A native of New York City, I attended Trinity School, which Forbes ranked as the top private school in the U.S. I earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where I completed a double major in History and English, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I received a Masters degree from London School of Economics and attended Stanford Law School for one year before turning to full-time writing.

Journalist

As a journalist, I worked as a staff correspondent in the London headquarters of The Economist and the Hong Kong bureau of The Asian Wall Street Journal

Editor

Journalists and other professional writers come to me for help. Together, we turn good ideas into published books. One project was Pandora's Lunchbox, whose author, New York Times veteran Melanie Warner, wrote: "Chris is a master of big ideas and knows what it takes to craft a book that will sell." Other book proposal work includes Crazy '08 by Cait Murphy, South of the Clouds by Seth Faison, and Dear Dr. Thompson, whose author, Matthew L. Moseley, wrote, "While your writing may be good, or even great, Chris has a unique ability to make it sing."

Author

I am the author of two books, both of which are first-person narratives, the literary genre closest to college essays.

 

One book, Sparring With Charlie: Motorbiking Down The Ho Chi Minh Trail, was published by Doubleday.

 

The other book, Waiting For Fidel, was published by Houghton Mifflin.

"Hunt's enjoyable third-world romp manages to convey more information about life in Cuba than any network coverage."

                  -- The New York Times

"It's tough to find a writer in contemporary nonfiction with a better knack than Hunt's for vivid, surprising description."

                  -- The Boston Globe

"Christopher Hunt's achievement is that he has been able to elaborate on what is already well known."

                   -- The Economist