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. 

April 20 – On the Same Page: Voices of Incarcerated Youth
April 20 – On the Same Page: Voices of Incarcerated Youth
Please join us for an evening of poetry and community dialogue brought to you by Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools program. Read More
Episode 42 – The Imaginary Real
Episode 42 – The Imaginary Real
In Episode 42 of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast, Man Booker Prize finalist Ruth Ozeki and Guggenheim Fellow and short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins read from their work and discuss the fine line between real and imagined experience. Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist … Read More
Congratulations 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Congratulations 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Judges Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer have announced their list of finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on April 7th, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on … Read More
Apr. 7th: Allan Gurganus & Elizabeth Strout
Apr. 7th: Allan Gurganus & Elizabeth Strout
Where We Are From: Place and Personhood in Fiction Read More