PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

We are thrilled to announce that author and philanthropist David Baldacci has been selected as the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion! This annual commendation recognizes a lifetime of devoted literary advocacy and a commitment to inspiring new generations of readers and writers.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Over the past two weeks, PEN/Faulkner participated in Black Lives Matter Week of Action by bringing authors into DC schools to work with students and share their love of writing. We are pleased to share a recap of the experience with you.

ANNOUNCING: Our Longlist for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

We are thrilled to announce the longlist of books for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! From this longlist, the judges will select five finalists for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Those finalists will be announced in early March. The winning book—the “first among equals,” selected from among the five finalists—will be announced in April.

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 Programs

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 a variety of public literary programs, 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 champions the breadth and power of fiction in America.

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

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