The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is one of the most prestigious prizes in American letters. It has been known to launch careers and help books that would otherwise languish on the shelves. While there are a few interesting tidbits on the PEN/Faulkner website (News, for instance, provides interesting links to coverage of books, authors, and the awards), the real gem of the site is the PEN/Faulkner Podcast Series, located within Reading Series, where authors get together and talk about writing, writers, literature, and the world of publishing. With episodes published most months, the site boasts an exciting backlog. Recent conversations have included novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist Priest, Ruth Ozeki, whose latest novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and Claire Vaye Watkins, who is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and was named one of the 5 Best Writers Under 35 by the National Book Foundation.