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Armin Wiebe

Photo: Leif Norman 2019

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 35 years in print in 2019 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.

E-mail: arminw@mts.net
Phone number:
204-488-0441

Publications

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.
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens: Turnstone Selects Edition. Turnstone Press, 2019

Awards

Winner, McNally-Robinson Book of the Year Award for Tatsea, 2004.
Winner, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Tatsea, 2004.
Winner, Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest for "The Little Kollouch", 2001.
Shortlisted, McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year for Murder in Gutenthal, The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst, 1991, 1995.
Shortlisted, Journey Prize Anthology for "Mouse Lake", 1989.
Rhubarb Magazine-Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre One Act Play Contest for "Wine and Little Breads", 2013
Shortlisted, Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Grandmother, Laughing, 2018
Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition Honourable Mention for Wine and Little Breads, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes