Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist, Nonfiction writer
Ken Vose has written for film, television, and stage. The film of his play, Papa: the Man, the Myth, the Legend, co-authored with Jordan Rhodes, and based on the life of Ernest Hemingway, was selected Best Historical Drama Feature at the 2010 New York Independent Film Festival. Time spent as an active racing driver in the 1970s led directly to the hit Warner Bros. film Greased Lightning, starring Richard Pryor and Pam Grier, the story of African-American NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, which Vose originated and co-authored both the screenplay and book. During his thirty-five plus years in the film and television industry he worked as a film editor, writer, producer, and director of documentaries, corporate films, and commercials. His editing credits include: World War One (CBS), Decision: The Truman Presidency (Screen Gems), and Trial at Nuremberg (Wolper Productions). His television writing credits include: Spies, Thundercats, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Street Frogs, and The Real Adventurers of Jonny Quest. As an author, Vose has published: Makin' Tracks (a Book-of-the-Month Club selection), Blue Guitar, The Car: Past and Present, The Convertible, Inside Monster Garage, Monster Nation, and the novels Oversteer and Dead Pedal. Vose is a faculty member in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing where he teaches screenwriting.