Texas Book Festival presents Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type
The Texas Book Festival will welcome actor, screenwriter, director, and producer Tom Hanks to present his new collection of short fiction, Uncommon Type. Hanks will discuss his surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming stories with best-selling author Lawrence Wright at a special festival session sponsored by Texas Capital Bank.
Uncommon Type contains 17 stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter. The stories feature 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. Uncommon Type is the first book written by the two-time Oscar-winning actor.