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. 

Announcing the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award Winner
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Jhumpa Lahiri will receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story in an Award Ceremony & Reading held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on December 8th, 2017. Jhumpa Lahiri is the … Read More
The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 7:00 PM Folger Shakespeare Library Celebrating the winner as “first among equals,” the 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner will take place at the Folger Shakespeare … Read More
DC - 2017 PEN/Faulkner Summer Supper & Book Club
DC – 2017 PEN/Faulkner Summer Supper & Book Club
Our DEADLINE for applications is Friday, May 26th, 2017! Please complete the Summer Supper & Book Club Application — by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Summer is almost here, and while the school year is coming to a close (!), our Writers in Schools … Read More
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
Congratulations to Imbolo Mbue, winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Behold the Dreamers (Penguin Random House), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Viet Dinh for After Disasters (Little A, Seattle) Louise Erdrich for LaRose (HarperCollins) Garth Greenwell for What Belongs to You (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) Sunil … Read More