Carlos Dews’s work is focused almost exclusively on the life and work of Carson McCullers. He edited McCullers’s unfinished autobiography, Illumination and Night Glare, published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1997, and edited the Library of America’s two volume Complete Works of Carson McCullers. He was the founding director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University, in McCullers’s hometown of Columbus, Georgia, and the founding president of the Carson McCullers Society, an organization of scholars dedicated to research on McCullers’s life and work. He is currently under contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to edit the selected letters of Carson McCullers. Dews is also a fiction writer, with his most recent novel, Hush, published in September 2020. Dews is Professor of English at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, where he also directs the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.