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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Helen Macdonald awarded Prix du meilleur livre étranger

Congratulations to Helen Macdonald who has been awarded France’s prestigious Prix du meilleur livre étranger 2016 for H is for Hawk. The prize is awarded to the […]

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Two Episodes By Emma Reeves BAFTA Nominated

Two episodes, both written by the brilliant Emma Reeves, have been nominated for Best Drama at the Children’s BAFTAs. One episode from The Dumping Ground and […]

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