Adam Kay

Adam Kay

Adam's first book, This is Going to Hurt, revisiting his former career as a junior doctor, was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller and the bestselling non-fiction title of 2018. It has spent nine months at number one in the charts, and over a year in the top ten, selling more than a million copies in the UK. This is Going to Hurt has been translated into 33 languages and achieved number one bestseller status internationally.
Winner of a record four National Book Awards (Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year, Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year), Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year, Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year, Esquire Book of the Year, Books Are My Bag Readers' Award and Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Prize. More details about "This is Going to Hurt" here.
TV & film.

Adam is currently adapting This is Going to Hurt as a major 8 x 45 minute comedy-drama for BBC Two. Previous credits as a writer and script editor include Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, Mrs Brown's Boys, Crims (co-creator), Mongrels, Up The Women, Flat TV, Our Ex Wife, Bounty Hunters, Blind Date, Child Genius - alongside panel show / live writing for high-profile comedians, writing for TV advertisements in UK and US, and rewriting hit Broadway musicals for transfer to West End. He is a Sunday Times columnist.

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