NORRIS, HELEN, 1916-2013

Writer; professor of English. Born June 22, 1916, Miami; moved to Montgomery at an early age. Parents– Elmer and Louise Brown Norris. Children–one. Education;  University of Alabama, B.A., 1938; M.A., 1940; additional graduate work at Duke University and the University of Alabama, where she was a student of Hudson Strode.  Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College, 1966-79; freelance writer after 1979.  Received the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2000.  Elected to Alabama Authors Hall of Fame in inaugural class, 2015. Winner of many literary awards, including a Pushcart Prize, two Andrew Lytle Awards, and five O’Henry Awards.  Poet Laureate of Alabama, 1999-2013. Died November 18, 2013.




The Burning Glass. LSU Press, 1992.

The Christmas Wife: Stories. University of Illinois Press, 1985.

For the Glory of God, Macmillan, 1958.

More than Seven Watchmen.  Zondervan, 1985.

One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Rain Pulse.  Timberline Press, 1997.

Something More than Earth. Little, Brown,  1940.

Walk with the Sickle Moon.  Birch Lane Press, 1985.

Water into Wine. University of Illinois Press,  1988.

Whatever Is Round.  Curbow Publications, 1994.