PEN/Faulkner Award

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The PEN/Faulkner Award is a literary prize for fiction that is given every year by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, D. C. The prize tries to honor books that help people to understand each other and to live together in peace. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation believes that "fiction creates empathy within and among communities and advances civil discourse."[1]

The award began in 1983. Writer Mary Lee Settle wanted to begin "the largest annual peer-juried prize for fiction in the United States." She named the award for International PEN and for William Faulkner who helped young writers with his own Nobel Prize money.[2]

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  1. "About Us | The PEN/Faulkner Foundation". Retrieved 2023-01-14.
  2. "Our History | The PEN/Faulkner Foundation". Retrieved 2023-01-14.

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