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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! This year’s judges, Abby Frucht, Molly McCloskey, and Sergio Troncoso, are poised to read the novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and to choose next year’s winner and finalists. …
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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.
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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.
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The 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner
Celebrating the winner as "first among equals," the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
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Announcing The 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner
  Congratulations to Atticus Lish, winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), and congratulations again to our four finalists: Jeffery Renard Allen for Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press) Jennifer Clement for …
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Congratulations 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists!
Judges Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer have announced their list of finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on April 7th, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on …
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Mar. 9th: Brando Skyhorse in Conversation with Lisa Page
The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park and Take This Man, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University.
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Feb. 25th: Voices Beyond Bondage at Hill Center
The next installment of the Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series features Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, editors of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century, in conversation with Lisa Page, Acting Director of Creative Writing, The George Washington University.
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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 …
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Saturday, May 2, 2015
35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Reading
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