Adam Kay

Adam Kay

Founder of Amateur Transplants, who had an internet hit with the London Underground song
Read More

Three National Book awards for Adam Kay

More accolades for This Is Going To Hurt

Adam Kay’s bestselling memoirs of his time as an NHS junior doctor has won three National Book Awards.

The comedian’s book, This Is Going To Hurt was named ‘popular nonfiction book of the year’, and the ‘book club book of the year’ while Kay himself was named ‘new writer of the year’.

Kay told Sky News: ‘As a doctor you're obliged to keep records and reflect on what happened to you at work, so this reflective practice just turned into me writing down what happened that was in any way interesting.

‘The bad days do out number the good by the very nature of the job, so you have to look for the funny things. And patients will always do amazing things, crazy things, stick terrible things in places they shouldn't have done and other things we can't talk about on Sky.’

This Is Going To Hurt is now in the running for the overall book of the year, which is decided by a readers’ vote.  The winner will be announced on December 30.

The title has already been named Blackwell's 'debut of the year' and  Books Are My Bag's 'non-fiction book of the year.

And Kay is currently developing in into a TV comedy

Read More

Published: 21 Nov 2018

Skip to page


We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.