Silk Road Assistant Editor: Hunter Peterson

Hunter Peterson photoMajor: Creative Writing, Sociology & Editing and Publishing minors

Graduation Year: 2018

What do you look for in a Silk Road piece (or any writing)?

The most important things to me when I’m selecting a piece are continuity, clarity, and character. Without any of these elements, a piece doesn’t work.

If you could have ANY job once you graduate, what would you love to do? Money is no object.

If I could have any job, I would be a novelist/children’s book author. This would of course have to be accompanied by a lifetime supply of free coffee and trips to Europe.

Do you have any authors (or pieces of literature) that inspire you?

I admire J.K. Rowling for her own personal story, and Arthur Golden for the story he wrote (Memoirs of a Geisha).

What does Silk Road embody to you? What words would you use to describe Silk Road to someone who knows nothing about it?

Silk Road embodies an exchange of thoughts and voices that don’t often get heard. The stories are like the buried treasures found by a six-year-old who’s digging to China.