London – Tom Hanks’ first book – ‘Uncommon Type: Some Stories’ – is all set to release this October this year.
‘Uncommon Type: Some Stories’ is a collection of 17 short stories focusing around the theme of typewriters and according to Hanks he started working on the book soon after he published a story in the New Yorker in 2014. The book will be published with Alfred A Knopf.
Hanks revealed in a statement that since he started working on the book he has worked in a number of movies at a number of locations including New York, Berlin, Budapest and Atlanta and despite his work commitments he didn’t stop writing.
“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, 60, said in a statement.
Publisher Sonny Mehta said, “It’s an accomplished debut. I am thrilled by the narrative range on display in this collection, and by the humour and humanity Tom brings to his work. This is an accomplished debut.”
The UK edition will be published by William Heinemann simultaneously with Knopf in the US. Foreign-language rights have so far been sold in seven countries, from Brazil to China.