Fall 2021 Literary Conversations

We are thrilled to have you join us for our virtual fall events! Get your tickets today for Money with Kevin Kwan, Mateo Askaripour, Cherie Jones, and Rumaan Alam; and Indigenous with Louise Erdrich, Tommy Orange, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and Margaret Verble!

Submissions are open for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award!

We are accepting submissions for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. We are honored to have Eugenia Kim, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Rebecca Makkai serve as this year’s judges. Visit our Awards page for our submission guidelines.

Charles Baxter wins the 2021 PEN/Malamud Award

Charles Baxter has been selected as the winner of the 2021 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, given since 1988 to writers who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the short story form. Baxter will be honored at the annual PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony on December 3, 2021.

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.

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

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