Tom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, is trying his hand at writing. His first book, a collection of short stories, will be published in October, and each tale will involve….
See, Hanks collects vintage typewriters, he owns more than one hundred of them. And obviously, he couldn’t help but let his passion for the clickety-clack of the antique instrument spill over into his tales of fiction.
In a statement, Hanks, who began writing the book in 2015, said: “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.”
According to Knopf, the book’s publisher, Hanks’ stories will focus on subjects such as “an immigrant arriving in New York City after his family and life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war; a man who bowls a perfect game (and then another, and another), becoming ESPN’s newest celebrity; an eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant on the hunt for something larger in America; and the junket life of an actor.”
Sounds like, once again, Hanks is just our ‘type’. ~ Jason