Tom Hanks to present his short stories at Texas Book Festival

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Tom Hanks attends the New York Film Festival "Bridge of Spies" premiere at Alice Tully Hall in New York. WNBC-TV reports Hanks found a student identification card Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, belonging to a Fordham University student and tweeted a photo of it to find its owner. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Actor Tom Hanks will travel to downtown Austin in November to present his first short story collection during the Texas Book Festival. “Uncommon Type” features 17 stories.

Hanks will speak alongside Texas author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse has also partnered with the festival to live stream the authors’ conversation at theaters around the country.

People can buy tickets at the Texas Book Festival website. They are $48 and include a signed copy of Hanks’ book.

The festival takes place Nov. 4-5 in and around the State Capitol grounds and features more than 300 authors, including Jenna Bush Hager, Dan Rather and Lemony Snicket. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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