Tom Hanks to publish his first book in October: Uncommon Type

Last Updated: February 24, 2017
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Tom Hanks is not only the gifted actor, he is also an author whose the first book will be published in October. The literature work includes 17 short stories about typewriters, and it titles Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

Tom Hanks’ publisher Sonny Mehta announced on Tuesday the great news: the Hollywood actor will demonstrate his literature skills. This completely new role took two years, from 2015 Mr Hanks is writing his stories, now it is time to publish them.

Tom Hanks, the author of Uncommon Type

The 60-year-old Hanks is very happy with this upcoming event, the actor was working on the stories during two years in every place and at every free minute. As Hanks noted in a statement:

“I made movies in New York, Berlin, Budapest, and Atlanta and wrote in all of them. I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office. When I could actually make a schedule, and keep to it, I wrote in the mornings from nine to one.”

'Uncommon Type,' publishing in October, features 17 short stories about typewriters.

Mehta praised the book as “an accomplished debut” in a statement. He added,

“I am thrilled by the narrative range on display in this collection, and by the humor and humanity Tom brings to his work. This is an accomplished debut.”

Editor-at-Large Peter Gethers is editing the book. Hanks was represented on the deal by Esther Newberg at ICM Partners.

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