Armin Wiebe’s northern historical novel Tatsea won the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. He is also the author of three comic novels: The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Murder in Gutenthal, and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst, as well as the short story collection Armin’s Shorts and the novel Grandmother, Laughing. His stage play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, premiered to enthusiastic reviews and sold out audiences at Theatre Projects Manitoba in April, 2011. His work is renowned for the musicality of its dialect and dialogue. After spending six years in Whati, Northwest Territories in 1980s, he now makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens:Turnstone Selects (Turnstone Press, 2019)
Grandmother, Laughing (Turnstone Press, 2017)
Armin’s Shorts:Little Fictions (Turnstone Press, 2015)
The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Scirocco Drama, 2011)
Tatsea (Turnstone Press, 2003)
The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst (Turnstone Press, 1995)
Murder in Gutenthal (Turnstone Press, 1991)
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens (Turnstone Press, 1984).
Awards & Nominations
2004 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Tatsea
2004 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for Tatsea
2018 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction Nomination for Grandmother, Laughing
1996 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award Nomination for The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst.
1992 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award Nomination for Murder in Gutenthal