Jennifer Morag Henderson is a writer from Inverness. Her new book Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots is published in 2022.

Jennifer’s first book, the biography Josephine Tey: A Life, is published by Sandstone Press and was listed in the Observer newspaper’s Best Biographies of 2015, the Independent’s Best Crime Books of 2015, and the Telegraph’s list of Best Books of 2016. It was republished in a new edition in 2021.

Jennifer Morag Henderson is the first biographer of novelist and playwright Josephine Tey and has lectured and written extensively about Tey’s life, crime fiction and theatre work, including articles for the BBC and Northwords Now, and talks for Inverness Museum and the British Library.

Jennifer’s particular interest is in history and biography. Other writing and research has included work on 20th-century Scottish writers including M.E.M. Donaldson and Hugh MacDiarmid, on the 17th-century adventurer Donald McBane, historic Inverness, and more.

Jennifer Morag Henderson

Jennifer’s articles, short stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies, including Riptide (Two Ravens Press), Northwords Now, The Dalhousie Review, Causeway/Cabhsair, Gutter, by the BBC and others.

As a playwright, her work has been performed for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Five Minute Theatre project, through the Play Pieces lunchtime theatre initiative, and at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

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.