Tom Hanks Is Joining The Line Up For London’s Literary Festival

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The famous Hollywood actor has taken to the literary world and is set to read from his first ever collection of fiction at London’s Literary Festival.

Life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you’re going to get … and that’s why we’re all a little confused that Tom Hanks is coming to the capital for Southbank’s annual Literary Festival.


He’ll be taking centre stage at Royal Festival Hall on November 1st, giving Londoners with a taste of his new collection of short stories: Uncommon Type. 

His stories explore “the human condition and all its foibles” with each story connected by the appearance of a typewriter. If you’re looking to develop your appreciation for the written word, there’s set to be appearances from Philip Pullman and John Le Carré as well as lots of other treats to tickle your bookworm fancies.

The event is set to introduce the UK public to a more candid and literary version of Hanks, so if you feel like listening to the smooth drawl of Woody the Cowboy then book your tickets here.

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Morgan Cormack

Morgan Cormack

A born and bred East Londoner, Morgan tends to split her time strolling around food markets, being squished in London crowds due to her small stature or trying to firmly define the term "trendy". Essentially, a part time writer but a full time food lover.