Tom Hanks

The actor talks books and films with Jennifer Senior

Watch the legendary Tom Hanks talk to New York Times book critic Jennifer Senior about the creative process of his debut collection of short stories.

Actor, screenwriter, director, and writer Tom Hanks discusses his love of writing, the creative process, and his debut collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” Described as surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming, his latest literary endeavor is must-read not only for the millions of Tom Hanks fans, but for anyone who loves good writing. According to Steve Martin, “it turns out that Tom Hanks is also a wise and hilarious writer with an endlessly surprising mind. Damn it.”