Our fiction authors showcase the full range of the creative imagination. From giants of twentieth-century literature to commercial blockbusters and emerging talent, we are proud to work with some of the most exciting authors in the world. The agency's clients have won, among many other awards, two Nobel Prizes, six Booker Prizes, several Whitbreads and the Orange Prize.

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In Non-Fiction our strength is in both breadth and depth. History and travel, politics and current affairs, food and lifestyle, biography and autobiography, science and sport... our Non-Fiction authors are usually to be found at the top of their field or breaking fresh ground, defining their genre or creating new ones. From world experts to unique observers, all human life is here.

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We are extremely proud of our Children's list at David Higham, and believe it represents the very best authors and illustrators at work today. We love developing our clients' talents and creativity so we can take their work into new markets in the UK and elsewhere. The result is a roll-call of stars, whose groundbreaking books are the jewel in our crown.

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Film, TV & Theatre

We represent both established and up-and-coming screenwriters and playwrights, creating acclaimed and successful work for cinema, television, theatre and new media. Our stable of writers includes BAFTA, Emmy and Olivier award-winners working on both sides of the Atlantic. The department is also highly skilled in negotiating the sale of screen and stage rights to the books we handle.

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Translation Rights

Our highly experienced and dynamic foreign rights team hail from all corners of Europe and speak nine languages between them. We have worked with the major publishers in all countries for many years, sometimes dealing directly and sometimes working with local agents, with the result that our clients enjoy the maximum possible exposure for their work in all languages throughout the world.

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We are proud to manage the rights and represent the interests of some of the most illustrious literary estates in the English language, and we give the same care and attention to the management of these authors’ estates as we do to our living clients. Our aim always is to ensure that the integrity of the authors and their original vision is maintained and we are constantly looking for opportunities to introduce their work to new markets. We are privileged to rage against the dying of their lights.

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We have a dedicated team of Agents with a wealth of skills and experience.

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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 throughout the world, and are the leading agency for children’s authors and illustrators.

Our Film, TV and 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 shelves of our
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do and who we represent.