Book launch

Habitat by Catriona Shine

5 June, 17.00-19.00

Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

Prismatic Pages, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Norway, is proud to help launch Catriona Shine's debut novel, Habitat. The book follows seven neighbours over the course of a surreal and life-changing week as their mid-century apartment building in Oslo begins to inexplicably break down around them.

Connected by familial ties, long acquaintance, simmering feuds and longing glimpses, the residents of the building are bound to one another in more ways than they know. As each inhabitant is touched by strange and sinister phenomena, and their apartment-sized worlds begin to fray at the seams, they struggle to grasp that this is a shared crisis that cannot be borne alone.

There will be a discussion between the author Catriona Shine and Indigo Trigg-Hauger, owner of Prismatic Pages, followed by Q&A, mingling and signing.

This event is free, but please register below if you will attend to secure your spot.

Light refreshments will be served, kindly provided by the Embassy of Ireland in Norway.

Catriona Shine grew up in Ireland and now works as an architect in Oslo. She is a recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary Award 2023 and her writing has appeared in The Dublin Review, Channel, Southword and elsewhere.

Habitat was positively reviewed in the Irish Independent, and Catriona Shine was listed as "one to watch" for 2024 by the Irish Times. Habitat was also picked as RTE Book of the Week in May 2024.