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. 

Episode 54 - A Tribute to Robert Stone
Episode 54 – A Tribute to Robert Stone
Robert Stone wrote eight novels, as well as numerous short stories and a memoir.  In his writing, Stone vividly captured the chaos and elation of the 1960s and the darkness at the heart of American empire-building.  His novel Dog Soldiers won the National … Read More
April 7: The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao and Luis Urrea
April 7: The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao and Luis Urrea
The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao, and Luis Urrea Moderator: Sarah Stillman Friday, April 7th, 2017  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Four Moroccans cross … Read More
March 28th: World War One and America
March 28th: World War One and America
World War One and America Featuring: Elliot Ackerman, Maurice Decaul, Nicole Rizzuto, and Kayla Williams Tuesday, March 28th, 2017  |  7:00 – 9:00 PM RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE Hill Center @ the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, … Read More
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Judges Chris Abani, Chantel Acevedo, and Sigrid Nunez have announced their list of finalists for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 4th. Following the announcement, the 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be … Read More