Adam Kay is a British writer, comedian and former doctor. Kay studied and trained at Imperial College School of Medicine in London, during which time he also wrote for BBC Radio 4 and founded the musical comedy group Amateur Transplants. Kay worked as an obstetrician and gynaecologist for several years before embarking on a full-time career as a comedian and writer.
In 2017, Kay published his first, phenomenally successful book This is Going to Hurt, in which he vividly describes his experiences as a Junior Doctor in the NHS. The book became an instant bestseller and has won several awards, including the Book of the Year in the UK’s 2018 National Book Awards. It was followed by Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas - a celebration of the hard-working heroes of the NHS during the festive season.
The medic and author of the mega-selling This is Going to Hurt reflects on what happened after he left the NHS frontline in this characteristically sardonic and laugh-out-loud follow-up destined to become a modern classic.
Books by Adam Kay
In his debut picture book adorned with joyful illustrations by Henry Paker, the bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt serves up a hilarious and anatomically enlightening story about a piece of sweetcorn making her way through a boy’s digestive track.
Children's Books by Adam Kay
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