Joy Hendry is a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known for her work as editor of the Scottish literary magazine ‘Chapman’. "Controversial, influential, outspoken and intelligent", the magazine was founded in 1970 and has been edited by Hendry since 1976. Under her wing it has published fiction, poetry and essays by both established and emerging Scottish writers. In addition to her work for ‘Chapman’, Hendry is chair of SLAM (Scottish Literary and Arts Magazines), a consortium of magazine publishers. In 1991 Hendry delivered the Neil M. Gunn Centenary lecture in Caithness, which was later published in book form. This drawing was made by a friend of Hendry, the artist Joyce Gunn Cairns, who often chooses friends as the subject of her portraits.