PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction

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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation each year recognizes the best published works of fiction by contemporary American writers. Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers’ organization, the PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honour their peers, and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States.

The award judges, who are themselves writers of fiction, each read more than 250 novels and short story collections published during the calendar year before selecting five outstanding books.

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