Adam Kay tops Sunday Times bestseller list – again | Success for paperback version of comic's NHS memoirs © Idil Sukan

Adam Kay tops Sunday Times bestseller list – again

Success for paperback version of comic's NHS memoirs

The NHS memoirs of medic-turned-comedian Adam Kay have topped the Sunday Times bestseller charts on their first week of release.

This Is Going To Hurt sold around 9,000 copies last week, almost twice as many as the second best-selling non-fiction title, a history of Germany. 

The hardback edition was in the top ten for three months and scooped a handful of book awards, and has since been translated into 15 languages.

Production house Sister Pictures has also acquired the rights for a possible TV version, with Kay adapting his own work for the screen. His previous TV writing credits include Mongrels, Crims and Mitchell and Webb.

He also has a deal for a follow-up book: 100 Patients Who Changed My Life, which is due to be published by Picador in the autumn of 2019. The 100 patients will range from the first cadaver Kay encountered at medical school to the emergencies that have arisen since hanging up his stethoscope.

Click here for our book review and here to buy the new paperback edition for just £3.75 from Amazon.

Published: 29 Apr 2018

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