Professor Dews to Edit Carson McCullers's Work for Library of America

JCU Professor Carlos Dews recently signed a contract to edit a collection of Carson McCullers’s work for the prestigious publisher Library of America. The collection, including McCullers’s plays and major nonfiction work, will be published in 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Carson McCullers’s birth. Professor Dews, a leading expert on the life and work of the American novelist, previously edited the collected novels of Carson McCullers for the Library of America (2001).

Professor Dews said of this new contract, “I am very excited to be asked by the Library of America to edit this volume. The Library of America is committed to keeping the finest of American literature in print in perpetuity and I’m honored to be associated with them. This volume, along with the previous edition of McCullers’s novels published by the Library of America will ensure that she remains in the canon of American literature’s greatest writers.”

The Library of America, a nonprofit organization, created in 1979, is dedicated to publishing authoritative editions of America’s best writing. Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright has said of the Library of America: “There’s nothing like Library of America, it’s a national treasure—true to the protean, multi-vocal, democratic spirit of America itself.”

Professor Dews is the Chair of John Cabot University’s Department of English Language and Literature and Director of JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.