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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Penelope Lively receives Charleston-Bede’s Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Penelope Lively has become the fifth recipient of the Charleston-Bede Award, the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. She […]

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Graham Greene’s A Burnt-Out Case starts on Sunday 19 November at 3pm on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 will air a new dramatization of Graham Greene’s A Burnt-Out Case, adapted by DHA client, Nick Warburton starting this Sunday 19 November at 3pm. […]

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