PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Three judges, chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, select four finalists and one winner from among the more than 350 submitted works by American authors published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year, making this the largest peer-juried award in the country.

2013 Winner


Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Saenz


The finalists:

Amelia Gray for Threats

Laird Hunt for Kind One

T. Geronimo Johnson for Hold It Til It Hurts

Thomas Mallon for Watergate



PEN/Faulkner Foundation Website