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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Speculative Fiction Novels (19)
2017  The Overneath
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2017  In Calabria
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2016  Summerlong
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2011  Sleight of Hand
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2010  Return
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2010  Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle
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2009  We Never Talk About My Brother
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2007  The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version
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2006  The Line Between
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2000  A Dance for Emilia
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1999  Tamsin
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1997  The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances
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1997  Giant Bones
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1996  The Unicorn Sonata
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1993  The Innkeeper's Song
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1986  The Folk of the Air
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1974  Lila the Werewolf
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1968  The Last Unicorn
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1960  A Fine and Private Place
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Comics and Anthology (2)
2019  The Unicorn Anthology
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2017  The New Voices of Fantasy
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Others non-spefi books (1)
2006  Your Friendly Neighborhood Magician: Songs and Early Poems
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