Hunter Lu

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New York City
New York University
UC Berkeley
Food History, Meat Butchery, Restaurant Industry
  • In 2022, Hunter was awarded the 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
  • After his undergraduate degree, Hunter spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer working with at-risk youth on an urban farm in Seattle.
  • An aspiring novelist, Hunter is an alumnus of the Words After War, NYU Veterans, and Columbia University Veterans creative writing workshops.


Hunter Lu is a New York-based journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Before the writer’s life, he worked an assortment of food industry jobs ranging from selling sustainable meat to restaurant job recruitment. His nonfiction and essays have appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, Atlas Obscura, The War Horse, The Manual, Edible Queens, The Cleaver Quarterly, and Greatist. His fiction has been published in The Line Literary Review and The Bangalore Review. He is currently working on a novel.


Hunter has a master's degree in Food Studies from NYU and bachelor's degree in Chinese history from UC Berkeley.
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