Michael Blake is an American author, best known for his film adaptation of his novel “Dances with Wolves.”
Blake began writing when he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base, when he wrote for the base newspaper. Later he studied journalism at the University of New Mexico, and later studied at a film school, in Berkeley, California. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles; during the eighties only one of his screenplays was produced, called “Stacey’s Knights”. The movie starred Kevin Costner, who later convinced him to produce “Dances with Wolves”, which won numerous awards (including an Oscar). After this production, Blake went on to do humanitarian work and continued to write.