New Acquisition–Leslie Norris Papers

leslie-norrisLeslie Norris was born May 21, 1921 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.  Writing poetry from a young age, he later added short stories, works for children and radio broadcasts to his repertoire.  Leslie published his first volume of poetry at 19.  A few years later he launched a successful career as an educator.  Eventually he was able to combine his writing and teaching both in Great Britain and the United States.  In 1983 he accepted a six month appointment at Brigham Young University which resulted in involvement with the university over three decades, until his death on April 6, 2006.

Leslie won  numerous prizes in the United States and Great Britain.  He also had an international reputation.

We are excited to have recieved Leslie’s papers.  The papers are currently being processed and should be ready for patron use later this year.

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