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.