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.

Milly Johnson wins RNA Outstanding Achievement Award

We are exceptionally proud that Milly Johnson has been announced as the winner of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award, in recognition […]

Read more

Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie Series to be Adapted for ITV by World Productions

Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie series has been commissioned by ITV from World Productions (Bodyguard, Line of Duty). Adapted by Emer Kenny (Harlots, Save Me Too) […]

Read more