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PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the [1] The award was first given in 1981.[2]

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an outgrowth of William Faulkner's generosity in using his 1949 Nobel Prize winnings to create the William Faulkner Foundation; among the charitable goals of the foundation was "to establish a fund to support and encourage new fiction writers." The foundation's first award for a "notable first novel," called the William Faulkner Foundation Award, was granted to John Knowles's A Separate Peace in 1961. The foundation was dissolved after 1970.

International PEN.

The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world.

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

References

  1. ^ a b "Award for Fiction". PEN/Faulkner Foundation. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Albin Krebs and Robert Thomas (April 18, 1981). "Notes on People; New York Writer Getting PEN/Faulkner Award". New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Matt Schudel (September 29, 2005). "Novelist Mary Lee Settle; Founded PEN/Faulkner Award". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners and Finalists," last modified 2015, http://www.penfaulkner.org/award-for-fiction/past-award-winners-finalists/
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External links

  • PEN/Faulkner Foundation
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