"Peter S. Beagle is (in no particular order) a wonderful writer, a fine human being, and a bandit prince out to steal readers' hearts." - Tad Williams
Eurofurence proudly presents the Guest of Honour for this year: The famous fantasy author Mr. Peter S. Beagle.
Peter Beagle was born in New York in 1939 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959. Thanks to classic works such as The Last Unicorn (1968), A Fine and Private Place (1960) and Tamsin (1999), he is today acknowledged as America's greatest living fantasy author. His dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling have earned him many millions of fans around the world.
He has written numerous teleplays and screenplays in addition to his stories and novels. They include the animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, plus the fan favourite "Sarek" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Mr. Beagle’s book The Last Unicorn, published in the year 1968, has sold over six million copies in twenty languages. But there is much more to discover: another seven novels, over one hundred pieces of short fiction, a libretto for an opera, a book about denim, a book about elephants, a book about Hieronymous Bosch, and I See by My Outfit, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor scooters. He is also a gifted poet, lyricist, and singer/song-writer. And the list goes on.
In 2006, "Two Hearts" (a coda to The Last Unicorn) won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Novelette and in 2007 it won the Nebula Award in the same category. Also in 2006, he won the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction, and in 2011 he was given the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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- Bibliography http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/peter-s-beagle/
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- Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/petersbeagle
- Facebook http://www.facebook.com/petersbeagle
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