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Faith Evans' client list is currently closed and is unlikely to re-open. Please check the agency website for the most up to date information. 

The Faith Evans Associates agency was established in 1987 after working as an editor and freelance book reviewer. In addition to her work as a literary agent, she continues to indulge her passion for translation work. Her client list is varied, covering non-fiction and fiction authors and even poets, from commercial crime fiction to historical non-fiction to memoir. 

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Faith Evans Associates
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Short biography:

Though primarily a literary agent, Faith Evans is also a translator and editor, and was a founding member of Women in Publishing.


At Weidenfeld and Nicolson in the late 1960s she edited translations of Simone de Beauvoir and Françoise Sagan, and published A.S. Neill's Summerhill.

In the 1970s, as an editorial director of André Deutsch, she commissioned Ruth First's biography of Olive Schreiner, Alix Kates Shulman's Burning Questions, the crime fiction of Roger L. Simon and many of the Sunday Times Insight books. 

In 1981 she went freelance, reviewing for the Observer and editing books for Cape, The Women's Press and Virago. Her editions include The Daughters of Karl Marx (letters) and Rebecca West's autobiography Family Memories. 


In the late 1980s she rediscovered and translated the work of Belgian novelist Madeleine Bourdouxhe (1906–1996), who was first promoted by Jean Paulhan and Simone de Beauvoir. Bourdouxhe's fiction is currently undergoing a second publishing revival with new editions of her work appearing in the UK, the US and Germany.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
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How to make a submission:
No phone calls, scripts or unsolicited MSS.
Other advice and background:
It may be best to approach a big literary agency - they have more juniors and work experience students to read submissions. Keep the day job ! It is very hard to make a living writing full time. Attend conferences and stay current with what is happening in the industry - who is publishing what? Do your homework on the agency - from basic (her agency is called Faith Evans Associates but she gets letters addressed to Dear Sir) to substantive (who do they represent, why might they be interested in you). Pitch your letter somewhere between deference and a proper sense of self worth. Be concise but clear. Let your voice shine through.
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Melissa Benn, Eleanor Bron, Alicia Foster, Midge Gillies, Vesna Goldsworthy, Jim Kelly, Helena Kennedy, Kika Markham, Seumas Milne, Tom Paulin, Sheila Rowbotham, Harriet Walter, Elizabeth Wilson, Lorna Sage (Estate), Madeleine Bourdouxhe (Estate)
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Agency details

About the agency:
Founded 1987. A small agency with co-agents in most countries. Authors include Tom Paulin.
Address for submissions:
27 Park Avenue North, London N8 7RU
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Phone number:
020 8340 9920
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Other - see details
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No phone calls or submissions.
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Average response time:
8 days
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More about the agency:
Founded 1987. A small agency with co-agents in most countries. Authors include Tom Paulin.

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