Tuesday, July 21, 2020: Emma Donoghue, Ishmael Reed

Today on q: author Emma Donoghue, poet Ishmael Reed.
Author Emma Donoghue, poet Ishmael Reed. (Punch Photography, Getty Images)
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Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Author Emma Donoghue talks about The Pull of the Stars, her prescient new novel about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and the ethical and political issues surrounding health.

  • Poet, author and teacher Ishmael Reed explains why people should rethink their love of the musical Hamilton, and tells us why being an iconoclast has always driven his mission.