Tom Hanks will publish a book of short stories inspired by his personal collection of vintage typewriters.
The actor said: “I’ve been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 – both manual and portable machines.”
The stories, Tom Hanks went on, “are not about the typewriters themselves, but… something that might have been written on one of them”.
Tom Hanks, 58, recently had his first work of fiction, a sci-fi story, published in the New Yorker magazine.
The book, which will include photographs of Tom Hanks’ machines, is currently untitled and has no confirmed publication date.
The actor recently lent his name to mobile app Hanx Writer that allows its users to simulate the experience of using a manual typewriter.
“I’ve been around great storytellers all my life,” Tom Hanks told the New Yorker last month.
“Like an enthusiastic student, I want to tell some of my own.”
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