Faith Evans is a literary agent, 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 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.