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. 

Now Accepting Submissions for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Now Accepting Submissions for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner and finalists. … Read More
Thanks for all that you've helped PEN/Faulkner accomplish this year!
Thanks for all that you’ve helped PEN/Faulkner accomplish this year!
On May 10th, we honored Karen Joy Fowler with the 34th PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The following Monday, we took finalist Joan Silber into a classroom in northeast D.C. to speak with a group of curious high school students. It was … 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
Never Miss a Reading Again: Subscribe to the PEN/Faulkner Podcast in iTunes
Never Miss a Reading Again: Subscribe to the PEN/Faulkner Podcast in iTunes
This month, the PEN/Faulkner Podcast celebrates its second birthday. Check out the 20 episodes we've produced so far by streaming directly from the PEN/Faulkner website or by subscribing to the Podcast in iTunes. Read More