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Talk London Literature Festival: Tom Hanks in Conversation about Uncommon Type

London Literature Festival: Tom Hanks in Conversation about <i>Uncommon Type</i>

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


In a UK-exclusive event, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, in collaboration with Penguin Live, presents Tom Hanks in conversation about his first collection of fiction, with live readings from the author.

Known for his honesty and sensitivity as an actor, Tom Hanks brings these characteristics to his first collection of short stories: Uncommon Type. Told with humour, insight, and a distinctively American sensibility, the stories explore the human condition and all its foibles, and are each connected by the appearance of a typewriter.

Familiar to millions of fans, this event introduces another artistic dimension to Hanks, as he reflects candidly on the writing and the real world it reflects.

Tom Hanks has been an actor, screenwriter, director and, through Playtone, a producer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.

'I am delighted to be presenting my first collection of short stories at London Literature Festival and am looking forward to reading a sample to the audience in Royal Festival Hall. It’s a privilege to be a part of a festival that features a line-up of living literary greats, and in London, a city that I find inspiring with its own rich history of storytelling.' (Tom Hanks)


Booking details

This event will have live subtitles and BSL interpretation. To join the Southbank Centre's free Access List email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk or call their Ticket Office on 020 7960 4200. Tickets range from £45-£70. Booking fee: £2.50 (Members: £0.00). Concessions: 50% off (limited availability). The best seats for viewing the live subtitles are usually halfway back in the stalls.


Event details

Wed 1 Nov 2017, 8:30pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

Phone: 020 7960 4200 (Ticket Office)

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Royal Festival Hall

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