Armin Wiebe's Wiebe Site Novelist & Playwright
About Armin Wiebe

Armin Wiebe is the author of three novels set in the fictional Mennonite town of Gutenthal, Manitoba: The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Murder in Gutenthal, and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst, as well as the award-winning novel Tatsea, set in the Canadian subarctic of the 1760s. New fiction recently appeared in Prairie Fire.

His work is renowned for the musicality of its dialect and dialogue.

For a dozen years an instructor of creative writing at Red River College, he has also served as writer-in-residence at libraries in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Dauphin, Manitoba, and the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba.

Wiebe has served on the board of the Mennonite cultural magazine Rhubarb and on the National Council of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

After spending six years in the Northwest Territories in 1980s, he now makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

His stage play The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz opens at Theatre Projects Manitoba on April 7, 2011.


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Selected Critical Writing about Armin Wiebe's Work