Tom Hanks' event sells out in under two hours

Tom Hanks' event sells out in under two hours

Tickets to actor Tom Hanks' only event in the UK to promote his new collection of short stories, Uncommon Type (William Heinemann), have sold out in under two hours. 

The UK-exclusive event, in collaboration with Penguin Live, will close Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, which runs from Friday 13th October to Wednesday 1st November.

All tickets, costing between £45 and £75 each, had sold out by noon after they were released yesterday morning (2nd August) at 10am.

As well as entry to see Hanks in conversation about his first collection of fiction, attendees will also receive a copy of the newly-published book (r.r.p. £16.99) from which Hanks will also be reading during the event.

Hanks began writing the book in 2015. It comprises 17 very different stories - from a second-rate actor being plunged into sudden stardom to a trip by four friends to the moon - all however linked by the fact a typewriter will somehow play a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central. It publishes on 17th October.