20 – Catherine Prasifka

Genres: Debut | Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel
The cover of Catherine Prasifka's novel None of This is Serious. It has a lilac background and a cracked mirror with a faceless dark-haired young woman in a red jumper reflected in the mirror

Welcome to Day 20 of our 2022 West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Catherine Prasifka.


Catherine Prasifka was born in Dublin in 1996. She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and has an MLitt in Fantasy from the University of Glasgow. She is obsessed with learning about how stories work and has ruined nearly all of her favourite books and movies by overanalysing them. She works as a creative writing teacher in Dublin. None of This Is Serious, her first novel is published by Canongate.


Catherine is reading an extract from None of This Is Serious which was published by Canongate in April 2022. Today’s video unlocked on 20th December 2022 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Press the play button or click “Watch on Youtube” to watch it in full screen.



About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2022 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. We’re delighted to bring you a small selection of these authors and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books. Our selection is an attempt to show the wide range of Irish writing and in particular to focus on writers whose books we feel deserve more attention and those who were not previously featured in WCLF 2022 events. We hope that you will enjoy the chance to hear these writers reading their own work and to discover some new books for your reading piles.

Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel