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 41 – In The Beginning Was The Word: An Evening with James Carroll and Marilynne Robinson
Episode 41 – In The Beginning Was The Word: An Evening with James Carroll and Marilynne Robinson
  In Episode 41 of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson and National Book Award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer James Carroll read from their new novels and discussed – among many other topics – the role that faith has … Read More
Mar. 9th: Brando Skyhorse in Conversation with Lisa Page
Mar. 9th: Brando Skyhorse in Conversation with Lisa Page
The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park and Take This Man, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University. Read More
Mar. 27th: T.C. Boyle
Mar. 27th: T.C. Boyle
All Things Animate, Beating in Unison: An Evening with T.C. Boyle Read More
Teachers, Authors, Students, Readers: Check out Our New Writers in Schools Website
Teachers, Authors, Students, Readers: Check out Our New Writers in Schools Website
PEN/Faulkner's new Writers in Schools web platform is a powerful tool for teachers, students, and general readers alike. Check out our list of participating authors, available books, and our library of high quality curricular materials. Read More