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Adam Kay shortlisted for biography prize

Adam Kay shortlisted for biography prize

Adam Kay’s medical memoirs have been shortlisted for a major prize for debut biographies.

This Is Going to Hurt, which charted the musical comedian’s time as a junior doctor from 2004 to 2010, is up for the £2,500 Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.

The book painted a comic picture of management incompetence and personal sacrifices  in the NHS, as well as the highs and lows of dealing with patients, and is currently being adapted into a possible TV series.

It  has  already won the Books Are My Bag  Readers’ Choice Award and became  a Sunday Times bestseller after its publication last autumn.

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