Michael W. Punke (born December 7, 1964) is an American writer, novelist, professor, policy analyst, policy consultant, attorney, and former Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently the Vice President of Public Policy for Amazon Web Services. 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.
Early life and education
Punke was born and raised in Lovell, Wyoming, the son of Marilyn and Butch Punke, a high school biology teacher. He has a younger brother, Tim, and a sister, Amy. They engaged in various outdoor activities in the wilderness like fishing, hunting, hiking, shooting, and mountain biking. When he …Read more on Wikipedia