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 43 – An Evening with T.C. Boyle
Episode 43 – An Evening with T.C. Boyle
In Episode 43 of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast, we present an evening with novelist T.C. Boyle, who read from his newest novel, The Harder They Come, and spoke in conversation with Michelle Brafman. T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-five books of fiction, including San Miguel and T.C. … Read More
The 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner
The 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner
Celebrating the winner as "first among equals," the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Read More
Announcing The 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner
Announcing The 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner
  Congratulations to Atticus Lish, winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Jeffery Renard Allen for Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press) Jennifer Clement for … Read More
2015 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club
2015 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club
Summer is almost here, and while the school year is coming to a close, our Writers in Schools programming is not! Join us for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club and spend your summer reading great books, eating pizza and … Read More