Peter S. Beagle

Peter S. Beagle

Peter Soyer Beagle (born 1939) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer. He wrote his first novel, urban fantasy A Fine and Private Place (1960), when he was only 19 years old. Travel book I See By My Outfit (1965) is a nonfiction classic. Today he is best known as the author of The Last Unicorn (1968), a modern fantasy classic.

Beagle's work as a screenwriter interrupted his early career direction as a fiction author, but in the 1990s he returned to prose fiction. Beagle's own favourite is a literary fantasy novel The Innkeeper's Song (1993). Four years later Beagle returned to the land that was the novels setting for a collection of short stories The Magician of Karakosk and Other Stories (1997, known as Giant Bones).

In 2005 Beagle finally published a coda to The Last Unicorn, a novelette entitled ”Two Hearts,” and began work on a full-novel sequel. In 2006, ”Two Hearts” won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette and in 2007 it won the Nebula Award in the same category. The story was also nominated as a short fiction finalist for the World Fantasy Award. In 2006, Beagle won the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Peter S. Beagle lives today in Oakland, California.


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Edited: Darkki November 30, 2014
Book Covers
A Fine and Private Place6.00
The Last Unicorn7.16
Lila the Werewolf
The Folk of the Air
The Innkeeper's Song
The Unicorn Sonata
The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances
Giant Bones
Tamsin
A Dance for Emilia
The Line Between
Your Friendly Neighborhood Magician: Songs and Early Poems
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version
We Never Talk About My Brother
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle
Return
Sleight of Hand
Summerlong
In Calabria
The New Voices of Fantasy
The Overneath
The Unicorn Anthology

Speculative Fiction Novels (19)


2017 | fantasy, short stories

2017 | fantasy, magical realism

2016 | fantasy

2011 | fantasy, short stories

2010 | fantasy

2010 | fantasy, short stories

2009 | fantasy, short stories

2007 | fantasy

2006 | fantasy, short stories

2000 | fantasy

1999 | fantasy

1997 | fantasy, non-fiction, short stories

1997 | fantasy, short stories

1996 | fantasy

1993 | fantasy

1986 | fantasy

1974 | fantasy

1968 | fantasy

1960 | fantasy, magical realism

Comics and Anthology (2)


2019 | fantasy, anthology

2017 | fantasy, anthology

Others non-spefi books (1)


2006 | mainstream