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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DHA authors write 1 in 10 of the greatest British novels

Everyone loves a survey, and we love this one: BBC Culture polled literary critics from around the world to find the 100 Greatest British Novels, […]

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Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul: First Part of BBC Radio Dramatisation Airs 31 January

Adapted by DHA client Nick Warburton, the two-part dramatisation of The Honorary Consul begins at 3pm on Sunday 31st January on BBC Radio 4, to […]

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