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. 

PEN/Faulkner is Hiring
PEN/Faulkner is Hiring
Donor/Events Consultant The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks a Donor/Events Consultant for upcoming donor-related events that kick-off our new season. PEN/Faulkner will host the 29th Celebration of literature and readings with ten of today’s top contemporary writers. The success of this annual … Read More
BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration
BELONGING: The 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration Monday, October 16th, 2017  |  6:00 PM NEW LOCATION: The Showroom | 1099 14th Street, NW On Monday, October 16th, 2017, PEN/Faulkner will hold its 29th Annual PEN/Faulkner Celebration at THE SHOWROOM in downtown Washington, DC. This annual … Read More
Announcing our new Executive Director
Announcing our new Executive Director
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is pleased to announce that Darlene Taylor is our new Executive Director. Taylor brings experience in connecting people and organizations in initiatives they value from her previous service in the corporate sector, nonprofits, and as a senior Congressional aide. … Read More
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Alex Espinoza, Stacey D’Erasmo, and Andrea Barrett, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s … Read More