Norris, Leslie, 1921-2006

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Norris, Leslie, 1921-2006

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Leslie Norris was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1921. He served in the RAF, worked as a local government clerk, and held various teaching posts in England prior to becoming a lecturer. He was employed as Principal Lecturer in Degree Studies at the College of Education, Bognor Regis, between 1958-1973. Since then, he became a full-time writer whilst taking up residencies at various universities in Britain and the United States. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Welsh Arts Council Award, 1967 and 1968, and was awarded an Honorary D.Litt. by the University of Glamorgan in 1994. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Several volumes of his poems, including two volumes of poetry for children, and short-stories have been published. Among his prose works is a monograph on Glyn Jones as part of the Writers of Wales series (1973 and 1997 (revised ed.)).

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