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Tom Hanks to release a book of short stories about typewriters

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Tom Hanks will publishing a slew of odes to one of his earliest loves: the typewriter.

Publishing house Alfred A. Knopf announced today that Hanks will be penning a book of short stories that will be loosely connected to photographs of typewriters from Hank’s collection. Hank’s obsession with typewriters is well-documented; Hanks even co-developed a typewriter app called Hanx Writer for the iPad.

“I’ve been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978—both manual and portable machines dating from the thirties to the nineties. The stories are not about the typewriters themselves, but rather, the stories are something that might have been written on one of them,” Hanks said in a statement.

Hanks has been on a literary bent as of late, having recently published a short story in The New Yorker, “Alan Bean Plus Four,” which chronicles the journey of four pals who travel to the moon in a contraption made of duct tape. Hanks’ book of short stories is yet to be titled, and a release date has not been set yet. The question also remains on whether Hanks will write his book on a typewriter.

 

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