Armin Weibe

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Armin Wiebe is a Canadian novelist of Mennonite descent born in Altona, Manitoba.

Wiebe has written numerous humorous novels about Mennonites including The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Murder in Gutenthal, and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst. In 1984, he was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His novel Tatsea won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. He has also written plays and short stories. His stage play The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz premiered to sold out houses at Theatre Projects Manitoba in April, 2011.

Wiebe holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg and taught creative writing at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 12 years.

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