Welcome to David Higham Associates, one of the world’s leading literary agencies.

Established in 1935, we represent an outstanding range of writers across all genres, in all media and languages, and are the leading agency for children’s authors and illustrators.

Our Film, TV & Theatre department looks after talented writers originating and scripting material for stage, screen and new media, as well as selling screen and stage rights to the books we handle.

The agency’s longevity and track record speak for themselves. Please browse the pages of our website to find out more about what we do and the brilliant writers we work with.

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Please see our Translation page for details of a maternity cover vacancy.



Hawkins and Varoufakis at No. 1

15/05/17: We’re very proud that DHA authors Paula Hawkins and Yanis Varoufakis have topped the Sunday Times bestseller lists! Hawkins’s new psychological thriller Into the Water, the […]

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Arabian Nights at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

The world premiere of Arabian Nights by Suhayla El-Bushra runs at The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 25th November 2017 to 6th January 2018.The unique and […]

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