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.


OPEN DAY – 27 June 2019

Please click on the pink tab to the right for details of our second Open Day for Under-Represented Writers. This year the focus is on writing for children.

Tan Twan Eng and Rachel Seiffert selected for Books Unlocked

We’re happy to announce that The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng and The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert have been selected amongst […]

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Killed By My Debt wins Best Single Drama at the RTS Awards

Following on from winning two Broadcast Awards for Best Multichannel Programme and Best Single Drama, BBC Three’s hard-hitting factual drama Killed By My Debt written by DHA […]

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