Professor David Kertzer's book The Pope at War has been selected for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld award for a biography of exceptional literary, narrative, and artistic merit, based on scrupulous research.
The PEN America Awards are juried by panels of esteemed, award-winning authors, editors, translators, and critics. These authors are committed to recognizing their contemporaries, from promising debut writers to those who have had a continuous, lasting impact on the literary landscape. Learn more about the 2023 Judges PEN America Literary Awards judges here.
The 2023 Literary Awards will confer over $350,000 to writers and translators. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more, these Longlisted books are dynamic, diverse, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence.