Michael Blake (author)

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Michael Blake
Michael Blake.jpg
The author speaking in Washington, 2007.
Born (1945-07-05) July 5, 1945 (age 68)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Michael Lennox Blake (born July 5, 1945) is an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves.

Biography[edit]

Early in his life, Blake's family lived in Texas, before moving to Southern California, where they moved frequently. He began writing when he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base, when he wrote for the base newspaper. He studied journalism at the University of New Mexico, and later studied at a film school, in Berkeley, California. He also attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. 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 write Dances with Wolves, and then a screenplay for the film based on the novel. He has since gone on to do humanitarian work, and continued to write.

Michael Blake has three brothers, one of whom is Dan Webb, former principal of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, NM.[1]

Works[edit]

Screenplays[edit]

  • Stacey’s Knights (1983)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Winding Stair (1998) also directed
  • The One (In development)
  • The Holy Road (In development)
  • Winnetou (In development)

Novels[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Like A Running Dog (2002) Autobiography
  • Indian Yell (2006)
  • Twelve the King (2009)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Last, T.S. (May 5, 2007). "'Dances With Wolves' author Blake gives LLHS students a big surprise". Valencia County News-Bulletin. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ Loper, Mary Lou (November 19, 1992). "Banker Gets Big Pat on the Back". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "Michael Blake Press Release". WFLF Humanion Films. February 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Blake, Marianne Mortensen (2009). "Michael Lennox Blake". 

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