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Zenna Henderson

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Full Name: Zenna Chlarson Henderson
Born: November 1, 1917
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Died: May 11, 1983
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Occupation: Teacher, Novelist, Short Story Author
Nationality: American


Zenna Chlarson Henderson (1917 1983) was born in Tucson, Arizona. Although she became a teacher because the nearest state school was a teacher s college, Henderson later stated she d rather earn her living teaching first grade than any other way. She would make time to write before school and at the end of the day. Henderson is best known for The People, a group of aliens trying to adapt to Earth, but she also wrote many non-People stories.

All her writing exhibits a warmth, gentleness and a sense of the worth of human and non-human beings. She well understood human fears, frailties, and hopes. Her stories were the basis of the 1971 TV movie, The People, and her story Hush! became an episode of Tales of the Darkside in 1988.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 The People

 0. (1995)
 0. (1991)
 0. (1966)
 0. (1961)
 0. (1958)