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 46 – 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
Episode 46 – 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
Episode 46 features the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Reading, which was held at the Folger Shakespeare Library here in Washington, DC on May 2nd, 2015. Read More
Episode 45 – Where We Are From: Place and Personhood in Fiction with Allan Gurganus and Elizabeth Strout
Episode 45 – Where We Are From: Place and Personhood in Fiction with Allan Gurganus and Elizabeth Strout
The next installment of the PEN/Faulkner Podcast features Allan Gurganus and Elizabeth Strout in conversation with Linda Holmes at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Read More
Sept. 11th – Padgett Powell at Hill Center
Sept. 11th – Padgett Powell at Hill Center
The first 2015-2016 event of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Padgett Powell in conversation with Katherine Heiny. Read More
Announcing the 2015 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
Announcing the 2015 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Deborah Eisenberg will receive the 2015 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story in an Award Ceremony & Reading held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in December 2015. Read More