Jennifer Morag Henderson is a writer from Inverness. Her newest book is historical biography Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots (Sandstone, 2022) which has been described as ‘Captivating’ (The Herald), ‘deeply researched and detailed’ (Alan Massie in The Scotsman), ‘riveting reading’ (Marie Stuart Society) and ‘utterly absorbing… an essential addition for any individual keen to learn more about this country’s eccentric history’ (Scottish Field).
Jennifer is an experienced lecturer, and has given talks at the British Library, the NLS, and at many book festivals including Wigtown and Bloody Scotland. She also gives talks and workshops for smaller writing/reading groups, e.g. at writing centre Moniack Mhor, in libraries and schools.
Jennifer’s first book, Josephine Tey: A Life (Sandstone, 2015, republished 2021), is the first biography of Scottish crime writer, novelist and playwright Tey, aka Gordon Daviot or Elizabeth MacKintosh. It was listed as a Book of the Year by the Observer, Independent and Telegraph, and praised by critics in the Wall Street Journal, TLS and more.
Jennifer’s articles, short stories and poems have been published widely in places such as Northwords Now, The Dalhousie Review, Poetry Scotland, The Press and Journal, by the BBC and others. As a playwright, Jennifer has worked with the NTS, Play Pieces, and Eden Court Theatre. She edited literary magazine Random Acts of Writing from 2006-2010, and has worked in several different areas of the book trade, including bookselling, libraries and publishing.