Rudy Wiebe

Canadian, 1934 -

Rudy Wiebe was born in an isolated community of German-speaking Russian Mennonites in Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from the University of Alberta and the University of Tubingen in Germany, he taught at Goshen College in Indiana while remaining dedicated to his Canadian identity in his writing. He has published ten books, many of which concern the lives of marginalized people in rural Canada, and has twice received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. He is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, where he has taught since 1992.