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 39 – A Remembrance of Robert Stone
Episode 39 – A Remembrance of Robert Stone
In Episode 39 of the PEN/Faulkner podcast, our Executive Director Emma Snyder and former Board President Stephen Goodwin remember Robert Stone. Read More
Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center
Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center
The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, editors of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University. Read More
Feb. 9th: Ruth Ozeki & Claire Vaye Watkins
Feb. 9th: Ruth Ozeki & Claire Vaye Watkins
The Imaginary Real: Weaving Fact into Fiction - A reading and conversation with Ruth Ozeki & Claire Vaye Watkins 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