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Memorable Manitobans: Andris Taskans (c1952-2019)

Writer, editor.

Born at Winnipeg around 1952, son of Latvian immigrants Aloizs Taskans (1914-1999) and Aurelija Adela Skrinda (1913-1981), he studied religion at the University of Winnipeg. He founded the literary magazine Prairie Fire and was its editor for 40 years. He was also involved in the founding of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and Thin Air Witers’ Festival. He died at Winnipeg on 27 September 2019.


Obituary [Aurelija Adela Taskans], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 1981, page 66.

Obituary [Aloizs Taskans], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1999, page 36.

Literary legend Andris Taskans made it his mission to support Prairie writers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 2019.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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