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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020: Margaret Atwood, Souvankham Thammavongsa and more

Today on q: Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa, author and poet Margaret Atwood, special effects makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji.
Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa, author and poet Margaret Atwood, special effects makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. (Nathan Dharamshi, Luis Mora, Getty Images)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Toronto writer and poet Souvankham Thammavongsa reflects on winning the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.

  • In a wide-reaching extended conversation with Margaret Atwood, the celebrated Canadian writer discusses alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack.

  • Lead singer Sam Herring of Future Islands sets up a new song for us from the synth-pop group's latest album As Long As You Are.

  • Oscar-winning special effects makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji describes how he transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill for the film The Darkest Hour.

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