Eithne Earley-Jenkerson writes on Seamus Heaney's poem Postscript, Israel and her return to Ireland.
Conall Quinn reviews some of the non-fiction Irish books published this year
In a year that the heavy-hitters didn't quite deliver, Dan Brown's much derided and debunked thriller ruled. Ronan Browne looks back at fiction from 2004
Is lean, mean hard-boiled Irish fiction out to kick the ass of 'chick lit?' Declan Burke chews the fat with crime writer Ken Bruen