Tom Hanks has already mastered the art of acting, and now the Hollywood star is attempting to become a writer as he has recently landed a book deal to pen a collection of short stories, although no official publication date has been released.

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Hanks will publish a collection of short stories inspired by his personal collection of typewriters

On Monday (Nov 3rd) the announcement, made by publisher Alfred A. Knopf, described the forthcoming book as "a collection of stories loosely connected to photographs of typewriters from Hanks' personal collection."

Financial terms of Hanks' new venture were not disclosed, and the book currently has no title.

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"I've been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 - both manual and portable machines dating from the '30s to the '90s," the 58-year-old actor said in a statement released by Knopf. "The stories are not about the typewriters themselves, but rather, the stories are something that might have been written on one of them."

This isn't the first time Hanks has penned a short story as he recently published 'Alan Bean Plus Four,' in the Oct 27th issue of The New Yorker. This work of fiction follows four teens who fly to the moon on a homemade rocket, made out of parts from a Home Depot.

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Speaking of typewriters, Hanx Writer, the typewriter app created by Oscar-winning actor, topped the Apple iTunes Store chart back in August. Hanks came up with the app, which features clicks and the unmistakable "ding" as the machine drops to the next line, after his own experiences using vintage machines, much like his inspiration for the short stories.