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 35 - A Storied Future: Emerging Writers of the Virginia Quarterly Review
Episode 35 – A Storied Future: Emerging Writers of the Virginia Quarterly Review
Since 1925, the storied literary and cultural journal Virginia Quarterly Review has been publishing thought-provoking works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and journalism. Episode 35 of the PEN/Faulkner podcast features a collaborative event between VQR and PEN/Faulkner: “A Storied Future: Emerging Writers of … Read More
Two More Amazing Literary Experiences Are Open at Charity Buzz!
PEN/Faulkner's collaboration with Charity Buzz returns with an intimate reception with Marilynne Robinson and James Carroll – and bidding is open now! Read More
Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center
Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center
The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, editors of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University. Read More
Jan. 12th: James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson
Jan. 12th: James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson
In the Beginning Was the Word: An Evening with James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson Read More