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Armin Wiebe

Photo: Dean Cooper 2005

Armin Wiebe was born in Altona, Manitoba and studied at the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, and has been a teacher in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. He was at Vic Enn's farm when the Manitoba Writers' Guild was founded. He has served as writer-in- residence at Saskatoon Public Library, Parkland Regional Library, and University of Manitoba's Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture. Armin taught in the Creative Communications program at Red River College from 1996 - 2008. His novel The Salvation of Yasch Siemens celebrated 25 years in print in 2009 and was shortlisted for Manitoba Reads 2009. His stage play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, premiered on April 7, 2011 at Theatre Projects Manitoba.

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Grandmother, Laughing a novel. Turnstone Press, 2017
Armin's Shorts. Turnstone Press, 2015
The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz. Scirocco Drama, 2011
Tatsea. Winnipeg, MB:Turnstone Press, 2003.
The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 1995.
Murder in Gutenthal: A Schneppa Kjnals Mystery. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 1991.
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens. Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press, 1984.


Winner, McNally-Robinson Book of the Year Award for Tatsea, 2004.
Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Tatsea, 2004.
Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest, 2001.
Shortlisted, McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year, 1991, 1995.
Shortlisted, Journey Prize Anthology, 1989.
Rhubarb Magazine-Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre One Act Play Contest for "Wine and Little Breads", 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :