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Rudy Wiebe

Rudy Wiebe was born near Fairholme, Saskatchewan in 1934. From the University of Alberta, he received a B.A. 1956 and a M.A. in Creative Writing in 1960. He studied under a Rotary International Fellowship at the University of Tuebingen in West Germany, and in 1962 he received a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. In 1962ᆧ63 he was editor of the Mennonite Brethren Herald, a position which he resigned because of the controversy over his first novel,Peace Shall Destroy Many. From 1967 to 1992 he was Professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Alberta. Wiebe has published twenty-five books, including nine novels and the non-fiction best-sellerStolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman, co-authored with Yvonne Johnson. He was awarded the Governor General’s Award for fiction forThe Temptations Of Big Bear in 1973, and again in 1994 forA Discovery Of Strangers. He is also the winner of the Lorne Pierce Gold Metal of the Royal Society of Canada for his contribution to Canadian literature ླ87). Wiebe has served as chairman of both the Writer’s Guild of Alberta and the Writers’ Union of Canada. He now lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Books by Rudy Wiebe

Robert Kroetsch

Essayist, Novelist, Poet

edited by David Staines
contributions by David Eso, Tanja Cvetkovic, Robert David Stacey, Martin Kuester, Albert Braz, Jennifer Baker, Cameron Anstee, Jason Wiens, Dennis Cooley, Nicole Markotic, Laurie Ricou, Wolfgang Klooss, Aritha van Herk, Rudy Wiebe & Phill Hall

Where the Truth Lies

Selected Essays

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Come Back

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Extraordinary Canadians: Big Bear

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Rudy Wiebe: Collected Stories, 1955–2010

by (author) Rudy Wiebe
introduction by Thomas Wharton

Extraordinary Canadians Big Bear

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

The Blue Mountains of China

by (author) Rudy Wiebe
afterword by Eva-Marie Kröller

Of This Earth

A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

First and Vital Candle

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Hidden Buffalo

by (author) Rudy Wiebe
illustrated by Michael Lonechild

The Scorched-Wood People

by (author) Rudy Wiebe


Lethbridge, City on the Prairie

photographs by Geoffrey James
by (author) Rudy Wiebe

The Mad Trapper

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Sweeter Than All The World

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Chinook Christmas

by (author) Rudy Wiebe
illustrated by David More

Temptations Of Big Bear

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

Stolen Life

The Journey of a Cree Woman

by (author) Yvonne Johnson & Rudy Wiebe

A Discovery Of Strangers

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

River Of Stone

by (author) Rudy Wiebe

The Temptations of Big Bear

by (author) Rudy Wiebe
afterword by Robert Kroetsch


by (author) Robert Kroetsch
edited by Rudy Wiebe
photographs by Harry Savage