Carlo Massimo

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Washington, D.C.
University Of California, Davis
History, Literature, Foreign Languages, Crime
  • Carlo has worked in digital and print media in Washington, D.C. for over six years, with bylines in Newsweek, InformationWeek, Quillette, and other outlets.
  • Carlo is a published writer of fiction, poetry, and screenplays, with work appearing in journals like the Account, Barzakh, La Piccoletta Barca, and others. His translation of "Poems of the Damned," the only book of legendary Tunisian poet Mario Scalesi, is coming out in 2023.
  • Carlo has lived or worked in three countries (USA, Italy, France) and speaks Italian, French, German, and basic Spanish.


Carlo Massimo is a writer based in Washington, D.C. Formerly a court reporter covering everything from murder trials to congressional hearings, he served as contributing editor at the Wilson Quarterly, the foreign policy journal published by the Woodrow Wilson Center, and as a city reporter. Today, Carlo covers tech policy and cybersecurity for magazines like InformationWeek. However, his passions are history, languages, and literature. His fiction and poetry have appeared in magazines in the U.S., U.K., and elsewhere.


Carlo received two bachelors degrees from the University of California, Davis, one in comparative literature and the other in Italian studies. He also studied letters at the Università di Bologna and at American University's MFA program for creative writing.
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