Watch our Fall Literary Conversations

Recordings and transcripts of our three fall Literary Conversations are now available! Hear from Leigh Bardugo in Literature on Screen: Shadow and Bone; Kevin Kwan, Mateo Askaripour, and Cherie Jones in Money; and Louise Erdrich, Tommy Orange, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine in Indigenous.

Celebrate Charles Baxter, winner of the 2021 PEN/Malamud Award

The 2021 PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony took place virtually on December 3, 2021 in partnership with American University. It featured a reading, in-depth conversation, and audience Q&A about Charles Baxter‘s work, as well as remarks by Janna Malamud Smith. View the recording and transcript now!

Save the Date for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration

The 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award Celebration will feature original readings by the PEN/Faulkner Award finalists and winner; remarks by the Award judges; and the presentation of our 2022 PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. Save the date for May 2nd, 2022!

Our Awards

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation celebrates literature by giving out three major literary awards: the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and the PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion. Our goal in doing so is to honor major literary achievements and help readers discover the breadth and diversity of contemporary fiction.

Literary Conversations

PEN/Faulkner brings highly acclaimed established and emerging authors together into a shared space, inviting them to discuss urgent contemporary issues through the lens of their varied perspectives. By curating Literary Conversations, we turn the private, individual experience of reading into an enriching, inspiring experience for a larger community, one that engages in vital civil discourse.

Literary Conversations

PEN/Faulkner brings highly acclaimed established and emerging authors together into a shared space, inviting them to discuss urgent contemporary issues through the lens of their varied perspectives. By curating Literary Conversations, we turn the private, individual experience of reading into an enriching, inspiring experience for a larger community, one that engages in vital civil discourse.

Education Programs

PEN/Faulkner provides young people with dynamic literary experiences that combine culturally relevant book donations, writing instruction, and rich discussions with authors. Our education programs work in tandem to create spaces in which students in grades 3-12 from all across DC can engage with a diverse variety of perspectives.

We currently offer: Writers in Schools, Writing Workshops, Writers in Residence, and our Nuestras Voces initiative.

OUR MISSION

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire both individuals and communities.

Your Support Matters

Your support makes our programs possible. Please consider a contribution. Thank you.

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