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. 

2014-2015 Reading Series
2014-2015 Reading Series
The 2014/2015 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series:  The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series annually brings today’s best writers to Washington DC. This year, we’ll welcome Ann Beattie, Taiye Selasi, Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, Edward P. Jones, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, Marilynne Robinson, James Carroll, … Read More
Calling All Interns!
Calling All Interns!
PEN/Faulkner's fall internships have just opened, and we'd love to have you join us here in the office. Do you want to help promote our reading series? Assist with our awards submission process? Run a Teen Parent Book Club? Read More
Danger: The 26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala  Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Danger: The 26th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
  On Monday, Oct. 6th 2014, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 26th Annual Gala fundraiser at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. This annual event supports the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and our Writers in Schools programming and features some … Read More
Now Accepting Submissions for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Now Accepting Submissions for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner and finalists. … Read More