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.

And now you can find us on Instagram too.



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



Michael Morpurgo receives record-breaking Children’s Book Award

Michael Morpurgo’s An Eagle in the Snow has been awarded the 2017 Children’s Book Award. It is the fourth of his books to win the […]

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Dare Aiyegbayo named Papatango Resident Playwright

Dare Aiyegbayo has been named Papatango’s 2017 Resident Playwright. In this position, she will receive a £2000 seed commission as well as mentoring and research […]

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