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Faith Evans Associates

Literary Agency

27 Park Avenue North

London N8 7RU

0044 (0) 208 340 9920

Please note that this website is for reference and rights purposes only. Our list is closed and we are no longer accepting new submissions.


Faith Evans Associates is a small international book agency founded in 1987. We have co-agents in most countries and work with The Agency for film and TV.


We represent the following authors and welcome enquiries about their work and rights availability. More information can be found on publishers' and authors' websites.




melissa benn

is completing a novel about the life of a prominent (fictional) female politician and the moral dilemmas she has to face as she rises to the top of the political ladder.


Public Lives / One of Us / School Wars / What should we tell our daughters? / Life Lessons

eleanor bron

is writing Martini Days, a series of satirical plays in verse.


Life and Other Punctures / The Pillow Book of Eleanor Bron / Double Take

alicia foster

is finishing a second novel, The Only Blonde in the World, based on the life of Diana Dors.


Gwen John / Women at the Tate / Warpaint

midge gillies

Midge's most recent book is Army Wives: From Crimea to Afghanistan, published by Aurum.


Marie Lloyd / Waiting for Hitler / Amy Johnson / The Barbed-Wire University  

vesna goldsworthy

Verna's latest novel, Monsieur Ka, which features Anna Karenina's fictional grandson, is out now in paperback. Gorsky was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize.


Inventing Ruritania / Chernobyl Strawberries / The Angel of Salonika / Gorsky 

jim kelly

Jim's latest novel, The Mathematical Bridge (Allison & Busby), is the second in a new series entitled Nighthawk, set in Cambridge and featuring Eden Brooke. He is also writing a stand-alone novel, Himmelstrasse, set in WW2. 


7 Shaw titles /  Philip Dryden titles

helena kennedy

has written a brand-new edition of Eve was Framed, entitled Eve was Shamed (Chatto & Windus). It will shortly be published in paperback as Misjustice.


Just Law / Eve Was Framed

seumas milne

Guardian journalist and chief political advisor to Jeremy Corbyn.


The Enemy Within / The Revenge of History

tom paulin

His latest poetry collection is New Selected Poems.

sheila rowbotham

is completing a sequel to her memoir of the 60s, Promise of a Dream (which will shortly be reissued by Verso as a feminist classic).


A Century of Women / Promise of a Dream / Dreamers of a New Day / Edward Carpenter  / Rebel Crossings

Harriet walter

Her most recent book is about her portrayal of male and female Shakespearean characters, Brutus and Other Heroines,
(Nick Hern Books).

Other People's Shoes / Facing It

lorna sage estate

Bad Blood / The Flesh and the Mirror (essays on Angela Carter) / Moments of Truth / As Good as her Word

madeleine bourdouxhe estate

Her second novel, Marie, first published in Brussels in 1943, has recently been published in the UK (Daunt Books). A Nail, A Rose will soon be published by Pushkin Press.


La Femme de Gilles / A Nail, A Rose

faith evans

photo credits

Vesna Goldsworthy by Martin Figura

Harriet Walter by Georgia Oetker

Sheila Rowbotham by James Swinson

Tom Paulin by Barney Cokeliss

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.

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