Tom Hanks coming to the Texas Book Festival


Tom Hanks coming to the Texas Book Festival

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Tom Hanks attends XQ Super School Live, presented by EIF, at Barker Hangar on September 8, 2017 in Santa California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for EIF)

Screenwriter, director, producer, actor and Bosom Buddy Tom Hanks will be coming to Austin for the 2017 Texas Book Festival to present his new collection of short fiction, “Uncommon Type.”

Hanks will discuss his stories with best-selling author Lawrence Wright (“The Looming Tower”) at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the First Baptist Church (901 Trinity St).  

Unlike other book fest events, this one is NOT free.

Tickets are available now for $48 from the Texas Book Festival website.  Each ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admits one person to the event.

A portion of ticket sales supports the Texas Book Festival's literacy programs and the nonprofit's mission to inspire Texans of all ages to love reading. 

The festival is partnering with Alamo Drafthouse to livestream this event to a selection of Drafthouse theaters nationwide, including in Houston, Lubbock, Richardson, El Paso, Denver, Brooklyn, Kansas City and Chandler, Ariz.  

For tickets and more details, visit



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