Michael Punke is a writer, novelist, professor, policy analyst, policy consultant, attorney and currently the Deputy United States Trade Representative and US Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He is best known for writing The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (2002), which was adapted into film as The Revenant (2015), directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, with a screenplay by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Books in order of publication:
The Revenant – 2002
Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 – 2006
Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West – 2007
Ridgeline – 2021