David Higham Associates today operates in a world unrecognisable from that of 1935, the year the agency began. But many of our core values were laid down at the beginning, and remain the cornerstone of how we do business.
Honesty and integrity. Efficiency and expertise. Creativity and vision.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of a media landscape that is changing more rapidly and fundamentally than ever before. Our Managing Director is the current President of the Association of Authors' Agents (AAA), placing the agency at the heart of the debate on how to deal with the impact and opportunities of the digital age.
We have some of the most successful literary careers of the twentieth century in our care, and believe it is our ability to foresee the future while safekeeping the past that makes us one of the most successful agencies in the world.
Above all, we are here to facilitate the talent of the people we represent to the best of our ability. Whether representing a new literary voice or a first-time author with a breathtaking memoir, a gifted new illustrator or a groundbreaking playwright, we aim to ensure their work is promoted at the highest level. We negotiate on their behalf the very best terms available in the marketplace. And we provide personal, hands-on advice and guidance on all aspects of their career.
In short, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. From editorial support to focusing on the minutiae of every clause of every contract, we know that our contribution depends entirely on the writers we represent.
Whatever the medium – whether book, stage, film, television, e-book or technologies yet to be invented – David Higham Associates' clients will continue to deliver the best message.