Promoting a Love of Literature

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. We annually administer the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. 

Subscribe to the 2016-2017 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Subscribe to the 2016-2017 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series!
Join us this year at the Folger Shakespeare Library and partake in one of Washington’s most unique and provoking literary series Hear a diverse set of acclaimed authors read Guarantee your seat Save 20% off single ticket prices, including the PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & … Read More
RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
  RISK: The 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration Monday, September 26th, 2016  |  6:30 PM On Monday, Sept. 26th, 2016, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 28th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. This annual event supports the PEN/Faulkner Award for … Read More
Calling all Graduate Students - paid internship opportunities are available
Calling all Graduate Students – paid internship opportunities are available
  We are opening up two new “Associate” positions at PEN/Faulkner, which will function as paid, part time internships.  Read below for information on our two open internships, starting in September, 2016. Candidates interested in either Program Associate or Outreach Associate positions should … Read More
Episode 52 - Edna O'Brien
Episode 52 – Edna O’Brien
Edna O’Brien at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Moderated by PEN/Faulkner Board Director Emeritus Stephen Goodwin Edna O’Brien has been hailed as the doyenne of Irish literature. From the beginning of her career, O’Brien broke literary ground, writing openly about female … Read More