Brendan Kennelly and his daughter, Doodle, are to collaborate on an official biography of the world-famous poet.
The joint project comes in the wake of the controversial book about him, Behind The Smile by Sandrine Brisset, which Brendan described recently as being personally hurtful to both him and Doodle.
The book will be written by Doodle with her 77-year-old father's assistance. They will start on the new book next month in Kerry, Brendan's birthplace.
"I'll have to throw myself around in the sea in Ballybunion to shock my childhood memories back"