Next for Tom Hanks: Book of Typewriter-Inspired Stories Knopf announces publishing deal with actor By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Nov 4, 2014 9:55 AM CST 7 comments Comments In this Feb. 16, 2014 file photo, actor Tom Hanks poses for photographers on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London. (photos by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File) (Newser) – Talk about typecasting: Tom Hanks has a book deal for a collection of stories inspired in part by his personal collection of typewriters. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced yesterday that it has an agreement with the Oscar-winning actor. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. In a statement released by Knopf, the 58-year-old Hanks said he had been collecting typewriters since 1978 and that his upcoming collection would feature stories "that might have been written on one of them." Hanks also recently created a typewriter iPad app.