Actor Tom Hanks has signed a book deal with publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. According to the publisher, he will be writing a book of short stories based on his collection of old and vintage typewriters.
According to the publisher, the book is being described as a collection of stories loosely connected to photographs of typewriters from Hanks’ personal collection.
Hanks said in the press announcement,
“I’ve been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 — both manual and portable machines dating from the ’30s to ’90s. The stories are not about the typewriters themselves, but rather, the stories are something that might have been written on one of them.”
Hanks ha already written several non-fiction books as well as his first piece of fiction was published in The New Yorker. He also recently released an App that allows users to experience the old school feel of writing with an old-fashioned type writer called Hanx Writer.
The news was announced by Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The collection is so far untitled and a publication date has not been set.