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. 

The PEN/Faulkner Award Judges' Reading
The PEN/Faulkner Award Judges’ Reading
PEN/Faulkner Presents: The 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award Judges Abby Frucht, Molly McCloskey, & Sergio Troncoso Thursday, May 12th, 2016  |  7:00 PM Free and open to the public Register Here Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Washington, DC … Read More
Announcing the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Announcing the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Congratulations to James Hannaham, winner of the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Delicious Foods (Little, Brown), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Julie Iromuanya for Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press) Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer (Grove Atlantic) Elizabeth Tallent for Mendocino … Read More
DC - 2016 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club
DC – 2016 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club
Summer is almost here (I know!), and while the school year is coming to a close, our Writers in Schools programming is not! Join us for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club and spend your summer reading great books, eating … Read More
PEN/Faulkner and the Folger Theatre Present: Louise Erdrich
PEN/Faulkner and the Folger Theatre Present: Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich May 10th, 2016  |  7:30 PM In Collaboration with the Library of Congress Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Tickets $15 online or at 202-544-7077 “Book by book, over the past three decades, Louise Erdrich … Read More