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 […]

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is nominated for an Academy Award & Golden Globe

The final film of the incredibly successful How To Train Your Dragon trilogy has been nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture at both the 2020 […]

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