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 52 - Edna O'Brien
Episode 52 – Edna O’Brien
Edna O’Brien at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Moderated by PEN/Faulkner Board Director Emeritus Stephen Goodwin Edna O’Brien has been hailed as the doyenne of Irish literature. From the beginning of her career, O’Brien broke literary ground, writing openly about female … Read More
Announcing the 2016 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
Announcing the 2016 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Joy Williams will receive the 2016 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story in an Award Ceremony & Reading held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in December 2016. Joy Williams is the author … Read More
DC - 2016 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club - DEADLINE EXTENDED
DC – 2016 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Summer Supper & Book Club – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Our DEADLINE has been extended. Please complete the Summer Supper & Book Club Application — by 5 p.m. on Wednesday June 15, 2016. Summer is almost here (I know!), and while the school year is coming to a close, our Writers in Schools programming … Read More
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Sigrid Nunez, Chris Abani, and Chantel Acevedo, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner … Read More