Tom Hanks turns writer with new collection of short stories


NEW DELHI, Feb. 22 (PNA/PTI) — Two-time oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has turned writer with a new collection of short stories titled, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks”.

“Susan Sandon, Managing Director of Cornerstone and Jason Arthur, Publisher of William Heinemann have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights in ‘Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks’. The deal was struck with Suzanne Smith at Knopf, Penguin Random House in New York.

“The collection of seventeen wonderful short stories show that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor,” publishers Penguin Random House, UK said in a statement.

The book that will be published in October this year both in hardcover and as an ebook, features seventeen stories that have a typewriter in common, owing to Hanks’ fascination with the writing instrument.

“Hanks is an avid collector of vintage typewriters and owns over one hundred of them,” publishers said.

The stories talk about a varied range of subjects – while one shows an immigrant arriving in New York City after his family and life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war, another talks about a man who bowls a perfect game to become ESPN’s newest celebrity.

“‘Uncommon Type’ is uncommonly full of compelling voices and utterly memorable characters. With these astonishingly accomplished, vivid and vital stories, Tom Hanks proves himself to be an exuberant writing talent and an exciting new voice in fiction,” Jason Arthur said.

There is also a tale involving an eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant on the hunt for something larger in America while there is yet another that revolves around the junket life of an actor.

“I read a story by Tom in ‘The New Yorker’ several years ago, and was struck by both his remarkable voice and command as a writer. I had hoped there might be more stories in the works. Happily, for readers, it turns out there were,” Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Alfred A Knopf, said.


  1. omg Vanessa Del Bianco i think i saw her in Toronto not sure her face is kinda normal here but yea…

  2. everytime i see this in tv commercial before i always remember dennis trilio in his globe commercial – he was in the car while raining. nung commercial model palang cya nun.

  3. cgurado ka? PAGSURE OI! hahahah baka naman ibig mo sabihin di malampasan ng GMA mo ang POPULARITY ng ABS-CBN… NATIONWIDE and WORLDWIDE… ano?

  4. ang kapal naman ng face mo jan TANYAGODDES ang kapal ng face mo eh SBAGAY pangalan mo pa lang cheap na kaya GMA cheap rin ang gusto mo CHEEAAAAAPPPPPPPPp

  5. ilang years din naghari ang abs-cbn sa philippine television, but unfortunately hindi na nila malampasan ang popularity ng GMA-kapuso…

  6. liligo ako sa ulan pag uwi ko ng pinas.. promise.. walang ulan dito sa middle east… kakamiss

  7. wow sarap ng ulan sa maynila noong 2002!!! i was reviewing that time at madalas walang review sa CPAR tuwing weekend classes kasi laging baha sa espana…ulan ulan ulan and this station ID of ABS jives with the weather during that time!!

  8. GMA in the USA only had one Station ID, and it was boring, the actors looked like they were faking their smile and it was always sang by Regine! boring

  9. ABS-CBN talaga ang nangunguna sa ratings nationwide and in the whole world thru TFC!

  10. wow, from 0:18 to 0:21 i c echo n tin, really miss them so much… so cute n adorable 2gether… up up echotin….

  11. nakakamiss nga tabing ilog.wala na si rico dito eh.ang saya maging kapamilya.feel na feel mo talaga.
    i hope magkaron ulit sila ng station id na ganito ulit ang theme.di ba rainy season now.and i hope complete sila yung summer station id this year they are not complete ang daming kulang eh.


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