Win 2 tickets to see Tom Hanks at the London Literature Festival

Yes…. that Tom Hanks.

On October 17th, Uncommon Type, Tom’s first work of fiction will be published globally. This collection of 17 wonderful short stories establishes Tom Hanks as a welcome new voice in contemporary fiction, a voice that perceptively delves beneath the surface of friendships, families, love and normal, everyday behaviour.

If that wasn’t enough to be excited about, on November 1st in a UK-exclusive event, Tom will be appearing at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre to talk about his book.

Tickets sold out within two hours, but we have one pair of tickets to the event to give away, complete with an overnight stay at a London hotel.

Uncommon Type will be published on Tuesday October 17th globally. Pre-order the book here.

The competition closes at 23:59 on Saturday 12th August. Terms and conditions apply. 

This competition has now closed.

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