400 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, United States
Scott Lax studied at Shagrin Falls High School.
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, United States
In 1976 Scott Lax received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College.
(Both a love story and a wartime chronicle, this powerful ...)
Both a love story and a wartime chronicle, this powerful novel reveals the effects of the Vietnam War on a group of friends living in a small town in Ohio. As the 1970 draft lottery nears, the young men must examine their views of war and consider the fate that awaits them; the young women face the possibility of losing their husbands, boyfriends, and friends. Each member of the group embarks on a personal search that will bring very real and very adult conflict and pain and strip away their youthful naiveté. The enormity of this war contrasted with the microcosm of one small town exposes the ambivalence of characters who are at war with themselves.
(A young man loses the true love of his life and seeks ven...)
A young man loses the true love of his life and seeks vengeance from the man he holds responsible for his wife’s death. Told with elegant simplicity, this novel of literary suspense is a tragic story of love and loss that ultimately reveals the cruelty of human nature and the healing power of forgiveness.
(The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set ...)
The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Scott Lax studied at Shagrin Falls High School. In 1976 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College.
Scott Lax was a professional musician. He was an owner and founder of Scott Lax Management, Inc. He was a founder, president and producer of Novel City Pictures, Ltd., feature film production. He has been a recipient of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bernard J. O'Keefe Scholarship in Nonfiction and Sewanee Writers' Conference Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Fiction. He was presented with a Resolution of Congratulations for his body of work from Cleveland City Council in 2002 and named the 2002 Midwest Filmmaker of the Year by the Cleveland International Film Festival for the feature film version of The Year That Trembled, for which he was source-writer and producer.
A twice-produced playwright, for his two-act stage adaptation of The Year That Trembled, Lax is an award-winning movie producer, short story writer, nonfiction writer, journalist, speechwriter for national figures, and TV writer who has written for ESPN and Comedy Central, and others. Scott also periodically leads workshops and presents at writers' conferences and literary organizations. Scott's also a professional drummer who's played with Bo Diddley, among others. He recently finished a screenplay adaptation of Vengeance Follows.
(The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set ...)2002
Scott Lax told about what influences on his work: "My work is influenced by Francois Truffaut, the new-wave French filmmaker, who once said, ‘For me, cinema is a prose art. It involves filming beauty but without appearing to or without making a fuss over it.’ Authors Salinger, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Tim O’Brien, Helen Schulman, John Irving, James Baldwin, and Herman Hesse are other influences. As a musician, music influences me: jazz, blues, good rock and roll, classical. I’m influenced by the rhythms and structures of music, and I often try to use them in my work. Spiritual leaders such as the Dali Lama and others influence me on the spiritual side of the scale, while writers such as Henry Miller influence my approach to the erotic side of life and art."
Scott Lax is a member of the Authors Guild, the Cleveland Film Society.
Scott Lax is married. His wife's name is Lydia. He has a son, Finn Scott, stepson and stepdaughter.