Tom Hanks’ Book Of Short Stories Gets Fall Release Date


Tom Hanks, who penned the screenplay for his next movie Greyhound, is also getting into the publishing game. His first book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, a short-story collection, is getting an October release via Knopf.

The pair originally struck a deal for a book in 2014, with the idea to write stories based on his collection of typewriters. Hanks has been writing them since 2015; 17 will be in the book, and he said in the announcement today: “I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office.”

Earlier this month in Berlin, Sony Pictures acquired worldwide rights to Greyhound, a World War II drama that Hanks will also star in. He plays Commander George Krause, a career Navy officer finally given command of a destroyer where, along with the enemy, he fights his self-doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs.

Uncommon Type hits shelves October 24.

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