Definition of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the PEN/Faulkner Foundation

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an organization founded by writers in 1980 and named after the writer William Faulkner who used his 1949 Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN, the international writers’ organization. The organization gives a prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, every year for the best novel by an American writer and also has programmes in schools in certain US cities to encourage young people to become interested in literature.