Rudy Wiebe

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Birthday
4, 1934
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Canadian writer and English professor. He taught at Goshen College and the University of Alberta and published such acclaimed novels as The Temptations of Big Bear and A Discovery of Strangers.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Alberta, he studied literature at the West German University of Tübingen.

Trivia

He received the Governor General's Award for Fiction in both 1973 and 1994.

Family Life

He was born into a Mennonite family in Speedwell, Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up speaking German. His 1958 marriage to Tena Isaak produced two children.

Associated With

He and fellow Canadian author Stephen Leacock both became recipients of the Royal Society of Canada's prestigious Lorne Pierce Medal.