A BAFTA-winning, multi-million-bestselling author, TV writer and performer.
The best-selling show of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 is coming to a theatre somewhere near-ish you, following a sell-out West End season. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wish he'd stop telling the degloving story.
Adam Kay is a BAFTA-winning author, TV writer, comedian and former junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, spent over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, was translated into 37 languages, won ten national awards, and sold over three million copies. His subsequent adult nonfiction books, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas and Undoctored were also Sunday Times number one bestsellers. He edited Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, raising over £400,000 for charity. He is also one of the country's bestselling children's authors, with books including Kay's Anatomy (the fastest selling kids' non-fiction book of the decade), Kay's Marvellous Medicine, Kay's Brilliant Brains, Kay's Incredible Inventions and picture book Amy Gets Eaten. His books have sold over five million copies in total.
As a live performer, Adam has sold-out numerous West End seasons and UK tours. His tour of This is Going to Hurt was attended by over 300,000 people and Undoctored was the bestselling show of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe.
Adam's awards for TV writing include BAFTA and Writers Guild awards for adapting This is Going to Hurt for the BBC and AMC. He is a columnist for the Sunday Times, and a proud patron of The Lullaby Trust, Doctors in Distress and The Laura Hyde Foundation.
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