Adam Kay announced as host for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018

The BPIF are thrilled to announce Adam Kay as the host for the 2018 British Book Design and Production Awards (BBD&PAs) held on 22 November 2018 at the Montcalm Marble Arch, London. These awards recognise and acknowledge the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry.

Adam Kay is a successful comedian, author and screen writer most recognised for his book, This is Going to Hurt, where he revisits his former career as a junior doctor. This is Going to Hurt was an instant Sunday Times bestseller, spending 5 months at Number one in the charts, selling over 700,000 copies and now translated internationally into 25 languages. Adam has won numerous prizes, notably:

Blackwell’s Debut Book of the Year 2017, Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year, Esquire Book of the Year, Books Are My Bag Readers’ Award and Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Prize. As a frequent face on television, ranging from Newsnight to 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, he also has previous credits as a writer and script editor including Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems, Mrs Brown’s boy and Child Genius.

Adam is also an award-winning live performer, having sold out multiple Fringe runs, West End seasons and both UK and International tours – promising to make this year’s awards a night to remember.

Industry and clients will come together on the 22 of November to celebrate the best of British book design and production. There are individual tickets and package tickets for a table of 10 available, with the ticket price including a drinks reception, a three course meal, an evening of excellent entertainment, and of course – most importantly – the dazzling ceremony celebrating the finalists and winners.


For further information on the Awards, please contact:
Anaïs Bellemans
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7915 8320

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