The 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Ceremony & Dinner
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Tickets: $100 (buy)
Reserved tables of 10 can also be purchased for $1,500 by calling the Folger Box Office at: (202) 544-7077.
Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre
201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003 (map)
Celebrating the winner as “first among equals,” the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7 pm. The event will be hosted by B.J. Novak and will feature the judges’ citations for each finalist’s book, the conferral of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and a reading by each author. The Award Ceremony & Reading will be followed by a buffet dinner held in the Old Reading Room of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner is open to the public. Tickets for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner are $100.
More information, including a list of past winners and finalists of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction can be found on our Award for Fiction page.
Tickets to the 34th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony & Dinner are now available. Individual tickets are $100 and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling the Folger Box Office. Reserved tables of 10 are also available for $1,500, and must be reserved through the Folger Box Office by phone at: (202) 544-7077.
This year’s Award Ceremony & Reading will feature readings by 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner Karen Joy Fowler, and the four finalists for the award: Daniel Alarcón, Percival Everett, Joan Silber, and Valerie Trueblood. This year’s judges, Madison Smartt Bell, Manuel Muñoz, and Achy Obejas, will be in attendance and will read their citations for the winner and finalists from the stage. The Award Ceremony & Reading will be followed by dinner and drinks in the Paster Reading Room and Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
In partnership with our longtime friends at Politics & Prose, books by this year’s winner and finalists can be purchased in advance of the May 10th Award Ceremony and made available for pickup at the event; can be picked up in the store; or can be shipped to you at home.
You can purchase the books by clicking here.
More information about this year’s award, this year’s finalists, judges, and the upcoming Award Ceremony & Dinner can be found on our Award for Fiction Page.
Submission Period Now Open
for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The Directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation invite you to submit works of fiction published in 2013 for consideration for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
The PEN/Faulkner Award, which is peer-juried and one of the nation’s foremost awards for literary fiction, honors excellence by selecting five writers whose work represents the best of American fiction published within the calendar year. The winner receives $15,000, and the other four finalists receive $5,000 each. All finalists and the winner are honored each May at the annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.
For full submissions guidelines, see the Award for Fiction page.