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||Although not of the Mormon faith, Leslie Norris has for many years lived among Latter-day Saints and taught at Brigham Young University. His writing is occasionally about his Mormon friends and Utah landscapes, and he has had a significant impact on LDS writers who have been his students at BYU.|
Norris taught for twenty-four years at all levels of British education. Teaching brought him to the University of Washington and in 1980 to BYU for a writing workshop. He is now Professor of English and Poet in Residence at BYU.
||Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize from the British Poetry Society for Ransoms.|
Katherine Mansfield Memorial Medal, 1979, for "Waxwings."
Cholmondely Prize (British Poetry Prize) 1981 for Water Voices.
Welsh Arts Council Prize for Fiction for The Girl from Cardigan: Sixteen Stories.
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