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.


WE’RE HIRING – please check out our Translation page for details of an exciting opportunity in our rights team. Closing date: 31 March 2017.


Nick Sharratt wins inaugural Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park on a Windy Day (Picture Corgi) has been awarded the very first Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 by Scottish […]

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Hetty Feather Wins CAMEO Award

Hetty Feather, written by Jacqueline Wilson and adapted by Emma Reeves, wins the inaugural CAMEO Award for Best Book to Stage adaptation. For further details […]

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