Andrew Sullivan, Ken Ludwig and James McBride at Monday's PEN/Faulkner gala at the Folger Shakespeare Library. (James R/ Brantley)
“Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he’s a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he’s a novel.”
— Author James McBride bemoaning an overly wired society where “everyone can write a book about nothing,” at Monday’s PEN/Faulkner gala at the Folger Shakespeare Library.