Books  |  Mar 12, 2020

Adam Kay strikes deal with Trapeze

Orion imprint Trapeze have struck a ‘substantial seven-figure deal’ with Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt for two books, the first of two adult titles will be published in Autumn 2020.   

Adam Kay’s first popular non-fiction title This is Going to Hurt  is the bestselling
narrative non-fiction title of the decade, spending over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. It is soon to be a major BBC comedy-drama. His follow-up, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, saw him become the first author to have simultaneous Sunday Times number ones for both hardback and paperback non-fiction titles. 

Anna Valentine, Orion’s Executive Publisher said of the deal: ‘We are honoured and incredibly excited that Adam has chosen us as his publishing partner for the next phase in his extraordinary career. His success might be unprecedented, but the accolades and sales are no surprise to us.’

In other news, Adam’s first non-fiction book for kids will be published this Autumn, Kay’s Anatomy (Puffin) will be a Complete and Completely Disgusting Guide to the Body.