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Doctor’s account wins ‘Book of the Year’ award by a public vote

By November 22, 2017No Comments

Source : Times of India

Doctor, comedian and bestselling author Adam Kay‘s account of his time working in the NHS has been acclaimed as ‘book of the year’ by a public vote.


Adam Kay’s book This Is Going to Hurt topped a readers’ poll to win the Books Are My Bag readers’ choice award. The doctor’s scornful and heartbreaking series of diaries were published as a reproach to the government’s horrble pay structure for junior doctors.

The vote was casted by around 40,000 people in local bookshops, with Kay leaving behind even Man Booker prize winner George Saunders‘s Lincoln in the Bardo and Philip Pullman‘s La Belle Sauvage.

 This Is Going to Hurt comprises diary entries written between 2005 and 2010 when Kay was a junior doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology. It is a dark account dealt with Kay’s signature wit and humour. The book talks about the harsh realities of working in a hospital, that also pleads to the health secretary Jeremy Hunt to boost health service funding and not to demonise junior doctors.
Kay also won in the non-fiction category of the same awards on November 21, 2017.

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