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. 

Jan. 12th: James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson
Jan. 12th: James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson
In the Beginning Was the Word: An Evening with James Carroll & Marilynne Robinson Read More
2014 PEN/Malamud Celebration:  Edward P. Jones, Lorrie Moore, and Tobias Wolff
2014 PEN/Malamud Celebration:
Edward P. Jones, Lorrie Moore, and Tobias Wolff
2014 PEN/Malamud: The Legacy of Bernard Malamud: Celebrating Excellence in the Short Story Read More
Episode 34 - The 26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala: "Danger"
Episode 34 – The 26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala: “Danger”
Episode 34 brings you the 26th anniversary of the PEN/Faulkner Gala, which was held on October 6th, 2014. Read More
Teachers, Authors, Students, Readers: Check out Our New Writers in Schools Website
Teachers, Authors, Students, Readers: Check out Our New Writers in Schools Website
PEN/Faulkner's new Writers in Schools web platform is a powerful tool for teachers, students, and general readers alike. Check out our list of participating authors, available books, and our library of high quality curricular materials. Read More