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. 

Summer Internship Opportunities
Summer Internship Opportunities
PEN/Faulkner Public Programs / Communications Internship We are currently seeking two interns to assist in preparation for the 2017-18 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series and for PEN/Faulkner’s annual fundraising Celebration, to be held in October of this year. Each intern will work 20 hours per week during the … Read More
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Jhumpa Lahiri will receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story in an Award Ceremony & Reading held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on December 8th, 2017. Jhumpa Lahiri is the … Read More
DC - 2017 PEN/Faulkner Summer Supper & Book Club - DEADLINE EXTENDED
DC – 2017 PEN/Faulkner Summer Supper & Book Club – DEADLINE EXTENDED
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Our DEADLINE for applications is now Friday, June 9th, 2017! Please complete the Summer Supper & Book Club Application — by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, 2017!. Summer is almost here, and while the school year is coming to a close (!), our Writers in … Read More
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Congratulations to Imbolo Mbue, winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Behold the Dreamers (Penguin Random House), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Viet Dinh for After Disasters (Little A, Seattle) Louise Erdrich for LaRose (HarperCollins) Garth Greenwell for What Belongs to You (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) Sunil … Read More