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. 

March 6th: Class in the Black Community: Margo Jefferson, Angela Flournoy, and Marcus Guillory
March 6th: Class in the Black Community: Margo Jefferson, Angela Flournoy, and Marcus Guillory
Class in the Black Community: Margo Jefferson, Angela Flournoy, and Marcus Guillory Monday, March 6th, 2017  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) Margo Jefferson’s memoir Negroland is a meditation on race, sex, … Read More
Episode 53 - Louise Erdrich
Episode 53 – Louise Erdrich
The PEN/Faulkner Podcast is back! Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels, a volume of short stories, several books of poetry, and a series of children’s books. Her novel The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award; she is … Read More
February 21st: Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
February 21st: Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert
Cli-Fi: Nathaniel Rich and Kate Walbert Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  |  7:30 PM Purchase a single ticket for $15 Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (map) The latest novels of Nathaniel Rich (Odds Against Tomorrow) and Kate Walbert … Read More
PEN/Faulkner is looking for a new Executive Director
PEN/Faulkner is looking for a new Executive Director
  The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director starting in the summer of 2017. PEN/Faulkner is a national literary organization with deep roots in Washington, DC. We work to honor excellent American fiction, connect … Read More