Picador has acquired a new memoir, 100 Patients Who Changed My Life, from Adam Kay, Sunday Times bestselling author of This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor and Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas.

In 100 Patients Who Changed My Life, Adam Kay will share further secrets from his time on the front line of the NHS. A memoir in 100 patients, from the first cadaver Adam encountered at medical school to the emergencies that have arisen long after he hung up his stethoscope, this is the story of the myriad ways a patient can leave an unforgettable mark on the life of the doctor who treats them.

In a major deal following the success of his debut, publishing Director Francesca Main acquired world rights from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Francesca Main said: ‘I’ve loved every minute of working with Adam and am thrilled we have a new book to look forward to. 100 Patients Who Changed My Life will be every bit as hilarious, eye-opening, moving, disgusting and inspiring as its predecessor, whilst allowing Adam to explore the lasting effects of his experiences in even greater depth. I can’t wait to bring more of his stories to readers and see his star continue to rise.’

Adam Kay said: ‘It’s been a privilege and a true joy working with Francesca, Paul and everyone at Picador this past year – they've become like a second family to me (with the advantage of not having to remember my nephews’ birthdays). I have so many stories I can’t wait to share, plus quite a few that they refused to include in the first book because they were too straight-up revolting.’
This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor was published on 7 September 2017 and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller. TV rights recently sold to Sister Pictures in a twelve-way auction.

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. He previously worked for many years as a junior doctor. He lives in west London.