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.


Translation Rights Assistant

DHA is looking for an energetic, organised and creative assistant to join the Translation Rights department. The role is to provide support to the Rights Director as well as general administrative tasks for the department.

The successful candidate will have a sharp eye for detail and will be confident managing a high volume of work. You will be a fast learner, used to providing support in a busy, ambitious team and happy to pitch in where necessary. You will have excellent communication and administrative skills. You’ll enjoy reading a wide variety of literature and have a keen interest in the international publishing market. Some previous experience in a publisher or an agency will be an advantage. Knowledge of a foreign language is helpful but not necessary.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone wanting to learn more about selling international rights whilst developing their administrative skills.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Alice Howe (alicehowe@davidhigham.co.uk). The closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd August. Salary details on application. DHA reserves the right to close the application process early if we have found the right candidate.


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