Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Hollywood star Tom Hanks is set to release his first book, a collection of 17 short stories focusing on the theme of typewriters.

Titled, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, the book is slated for an October release.

Hanks started working on it soon after he published a story in the New Yorker in 2014. "I made movies in New York, Berlin, Budapest and Atlanta and wrote in all of them.

I wrote in hotels during press tours. I wrote on vacation. I wrote on planes, at home, and in the office. When I could actually make a schedule, and keep to it, I wrote in the mornings from 9 to 1," the Inferno star, 60, said in a statement.

The UK and US editions will be simultaneously published.