Sometimes being a top ranked Hollywood actor is not enough: the talent of acting stretches far out to yet another skills. This time of writing fiction. And here we go - Tom Hanks has announced about his publishing debut Uncommon Type: Some Stories. A collection of 17 stories is to hit bookstores this October.
The theme of the stories is rather bizarre - the typewriters, as Tom Hans is well known for his peculiar passion. Those fond of apps should be familiar with Hanx Writer, enabling to produce facsimile typescript. Invented by Tom Hanks in 2014 this app has become a bestseller in Apple’s iTunes store.
According to his publisher, the collection among others will comprise “a story about an immigrant arriving in New York City after his family and life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war; another about a man who bowls a perfect game (and then another, and another) becoming ESPN’s newest celebrity; another about an eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant on the hunt for something larger in America; and another about the junket life of an actor.”
"In the two years of working on the stories,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 9 to 1,” Hanks states in his statement.
Uncommon Type: Some Stories are to be published simultaneously in UK and USA. Foreign-language rights have been already sold to seven countries. Those fond of audiobooks should be certain they are going to listen to Tom Hanks reading out himself.