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The Pope at War longlisted for the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards biography book prize

January 20, 2023

PEN America Literary Awards

David Kertzer's book "The Pope at War" has been longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld award for biography.

PEN America is honored to announce the Longlists for the 2023 Literary Awards. Our 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. You can 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.