David joined David Higham Associates in 2015, having previously studied at the University of Oxford and the École normale supérieure in Paris.
David is looking for literary fiction of style and ambition. He admires novelists who create memorable and unsettling voices (Eimear McBride, Thomas Bernhard, Robert Walser), who write at the edges of fiction (Rachel Cusk, W.G. Sebald, Ben Lerner), and short story writers with a keen sense of the poetic and absurd (Lydia Davis, Denis Johnson, George Saunders).
In non-fiction, he enjoys projects of rigour, clarity and passion that can make small ideas radiate and big ideas graspable, for example Robert Macfarlane’s Underland or Isabel Hardman’s Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. He is particularly looking for works of academic research or journalistic investigation written for a wide readership, across areas such as culture, philosophy, politics, history, science, nature. David accepts email submissions.
He works with Andrew Gordon on his client list.