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. 

Feb. 21st: Hanya Yanagihara
Feb. 21st: Hanya Yanagihara
Hanya Yanagihara  |  A Little Life In Conversation with Mic’s Madhulikka Sikka 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma PEN/Faulkner and Politics & Prose present Hanya Yanagihara, Man Booker- and National Book Award-shortlisted author of A Little … Read More
Feb. 11th: Alexander Chee
Feb. 11th: Alexander Chee
Alexander Chee  |  The Queen of the Night In Conversation with Hache Carrillo 6:30 PM at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland The Politics & Prose and PEN/Faulkner Reading Series returns with Alexander Chee, 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Judge … Read More
Feb. 23rd: Celeste Ng and John Wray
Feb. 23rd: Celeste Ng and John Wray
  Not Waving but Drowning: An Evening with Celeste Ng and John Wray Moderated by Katy Waldman Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street SE Washington, … Read More
PEN/Faulkner Presents: Howard Jacobson
PEN/Faulkner Presents: Howard Jacobson
PEN/Faulkner Presents Howard Jacobson In Conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Wonder of Will and with Hogarth Shakespeare Monday, March 14th, 2016  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre 201 East Capitol Street … Read More