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.

Belinda Bauer, Val McDermid and Sarah Vaughan longlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

We are extremely proud to announce that our authors Belinda Bauer, Val McDermid and Sarah Vaughan have made the longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier […]

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The Citadel returns to Radio 4

Christopher Reason’s adaptation of the novel by AJ Cronin returns to Radio 4 this week.   Each 15-minute episode will air from Monday 8th April […]

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