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.



Translation Rights Assistant

We are 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.

Please go to the Translation homepage for further details.

Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

Many, many congratulations to Professor Julia Lovell whose Maoism: A Global History (Bodley Head/Knopf) has won the prestigious international Cundill History Prize, which recognises the […]

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Several DHA Clients Nominated in BAFTA Children’s Awards 2019

David Higham are extremely proud that several shows worked on by DHA clients have been recognised in the Children’s BAFTA 2019 Awards. Produced by Nevison/Channel […]

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