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. 

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
High School Students: Last Chance to Enter 2014 Essay Contest!
High School Students: Last Chance to Enter 2014 Essay Contest!
This summer, renowned writers around the country will write short pieces on the theme of “Danger” in preparation for the annual PEN/Faulkner Gala. Now you have the same opportunity! Two D.C. public or public charter high school students will be … Read More
Timothy Denevi & Judith Warner at Hill Center
Timothy Denevi & Judith Warner at Hill Center
The PEN/Faulkner & Hill Center Literary Reading Series returns with an event featuring authors Timothy Denevi & Judith Warner, who will read from their work and discuss ongoing research, trends, and attitudes related to the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read More
2014-15 PEN/Faulkner Reading Series
2014-15 PEN/Faulkner 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