Helen Norris was born in Miami in 1916. She is the author of several novels and short story collections, including The Christmas Wife: Stories (1985), The Burning Glass (1992), and One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser (2000). She is also the author of two books of poetry, Whatever is Round (1994) and Rain Pulse (1997). The recipient of four O. Henry Awards, Norris taught English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, from 1966-79, and served as poet laureate of Alabama from 1999-2003. Norris died in 2013.
Audio Recordings with Helen Norris
- Tony Earley, Richard J. McCann, and Helen Norris, winners of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, read their short stories