Success in the international rights market depends on regular contact, and we work hard to nurture our relationships with overseas publishers and agents that have been built up over many years.

With a wealth of experience in foreign rights-selling in all markets and genres, our translation agents deal directly with their customers as well as using local co-agents.

Please refer to the Rights Guides and Archive sections above for more information on the books in which we handle translation rights.

For all general enquiries about translation and foreign rights, please email Margaux Vialleron.



We are looking for a Translation Rights Agent to join our dynamic, busy team, specifically to represent our prestigious children’s list, developing existing relationships and growing sales within international markets. The children’s list at David Higham includes many of the very best authors and illustrators at work today – a roll-call of stars including authors such as Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Jenny Valentine, Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt.

The successful applicant will have a passion for children’s books and experience of selling rights across major international markets. A determined, proactive and ambitious sales person, you will have outstanding communication, sales and negotiating skills. You know how to build and maintain excellent relationships with clients, publishers, scouts and co-agents and have the commercial awareness to identify sales opportunities and close deals.

You will also be highly self-motivated, organised and efficient, along with being a strong team-player. The role will involve attending book fairs and some travel.

Please send a full CV and covering letter, including salary expectations, to Alice Howe, Rights Director ( by Friday, 31 March 2017.