Welcome to David Higham Associates, one of the world’s leading literary agencies.

Established in 1935, we represent an outstanding range of writers of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, 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.

Find out more about our open days for under-represented writers here.


WE’RE HIRING! – Children’s Translation Rights Executive

Please go to our Translation page for details of an exciting vacancy.

Milly Johnson Quick Read selected for the World Book Night booklist 2020

We are thrilled that Milly Johnson’s Quick Read, The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe, has been chosen for the World Book Night booklist 2020. World […]

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Neil Jones nominated for Writer’s Guild of Great Britain 2019 Awards

Huge congratulations today to new DHA client, Neil Jones, on his nomination for the ‘Best Children’s TV Episode’ on CBBC/Netflix’s award winning series The Worst […]

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