Tom Hanks' First Book Will Be About Typewriters

Actor-turned-author is writing “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” hitting shelves in October

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Master thespian Tom Hanks is getting into the book biz.

Publishing house Alfred A. Knopf on Tuesday announced Hanks is writing "Uncommon Type: Some Stories," a collection of 17 short stories tangentially related to different typewriters. It hits shelves on Oct. 24.

Hanks has starred in quite a few films adapted from hit books ("The Da Vinci Code," "The Green Mile," and "Bridge of Spies," to name a few), but this is his first time authoring one. The two-time Oscar winner is, however, a vintage typewriter aficionado and owns over 100 of the machines, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"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," Hanks said in a statement given to EW. "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 is also lending his voice to the audiobook version of "Uncommon Type," which will be published by Random House Audio.

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