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Peter S. Beagle was born in Manhattan in April of 1939. During his senior year of high school, Beagle entered a poem and a short story in the 1955 Scholastic Writing Awards Contest, not knowing that the Grand Prize was a college education. He won that prize and went on to spend four years at the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from high school in 1955. In his sophomore year at the University of Pittsburgh, Beagle entered another contest, winning first place again in Seventeen Magazine's Short Story Contest. At the age of 19, he published "A Fine and Private Place." Beagle graduated college with a degree in Creative Writing and a Spanish minor and then spent a year overseas. When he returned, his new-found agent had enrolled him in a writing workshop at Stanford. After his first few published stories, Beagle supported himself and his family as a freelancer for many years. In the 70's he began to write screenplays, as well as take up the hobby of singing folk songs at a local club. Beagle has published music as well as books, both his passions, and both lucrative. Beagle gives lectures and readings at universities, and also hosts writing workshops at schools such as the University of Washington and Clarion West. His works have been translated into 15 languages. Beagle has also written a script for Star Trek: The Next Generation and the screenplay for the animated feature version of The Lord of the Rings. In 1987, Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" was proclaimed the Number 5 All Time Fantasy Novel. That same year, "The Innkeeper's Song" won the Mythopoetic Fantasy Award. In 1997, "The Unicorn Sonata" won the Locus Poll Award for Best Novella, and in 1998, "Giant Bones" won the same award as well as being nominated for the 1998 World Fantasy Award. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Last Unicorn… (more)
The Last Unicorn 6,824 copies, 188 reviews
A Fine and Private Place 1,358 copies, 44 reviews
Tamsin 1,074 copies, 28 reviews
The Folk of the Air 805 copies, 11 reviews
The Innkeeper's Song 774 copies, 15 reviews
The Last Unicorn: Graphic Novel 618 copies, 35 reviews
The Unicorn Sonata 459 copies, 4 reviews
The Last Unicorn [1982 film] (Screenwriter) 451 copies, 6 reviews
The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle 432 copies, 11 reviews
The Line Between 378 copies, 12 reviews
Giant Bones 368 copies, 5 reviews
We Never Talk About My Brother 319 copies, 11 reviews
In Calabria 293 copies, 25 reviews
I See By My Outfit 272 copies, 9 reviews
Summerlong 232 copies, 11 reviews
The Last Unicorn (Deluxe Edition) 225 copies, 5 reviews
Sleight of Hand 209 copies, 2 reviews
The Secret History of Fantasy (Editor; Contributor; Introduction, some editions) 195 copies, 6 reviews
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (Editor; Introduction; Contributor) 185 copies, 3 reviews
The New Voices of Fantasy (Editor) 159 copies, 11 reviews
A Dance for Emilia 142 copies, 9 reviews
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (Editor; Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
The Overneath 131 copies, 7 reviews
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 1 (Editor; Contributor) 128 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn: Volume 2 (Editor; Contributor; Foreword) 120 copies, 1 review
Two Hearts {short story} 94 copies, 10 reviews
The garden of earthly delights 89 copies, 2 reviews
Return 75 copies, 4 reviews
American Denim: A New Folk Art 60 copies, 2 reviews
The Story of Kao Yu 46 copies, 6 reviews
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Strange Roads (Author) 34 copies, 1 review
Come Lady Death 15 copies, 2 reviews
Gordon the Self-Made Cat 11 copies, 1 review
The Karkadann Triangle 10 copies, 1 review
El Regalo 9 copies
The Way It Works Out and All 8 copies, 1 review
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Quarry 5 copies
Barrens Dance 5 copies, 1 review
The Fable of the Moth 4 copies, 1 review
Salt Wine 4 copies
The Fable of the Ostrich 4 copies, 1 review
Mr Sigerson 3 copies
Four Years, Five Seasons 3 copies, 1 review
Underbridge {short story} 3 copies, 1 review
By Moonlight 2 copies
Die Einhörner (Contributor) 2 copies
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Kaskia 2 copies
W Kalabrii 1 copy
The Hobbit (Introduction, some editions) 88,693 copies, 1,155 reviews
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1) (Introduction, some editions) 50,991 copies, 456 reviews
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2) (Introduction, some editions) 44,876 copies, 291 reviews
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3) (Introduction, some editions) 43,541 copies, 269 reviews
The Tolkien Reader (Introduction, some editions) 3,512 copies, 19 reviews
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (Contributor) 1,131 copies, 31 reviews
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Foreword) 617 copies, 40 reviews
Warriors (Contributor) 607 copies, 27 reviews
Naked City (Contributor) 602 copies, 42 reviews
A Mirror for Observers (Afterword, some editions) 419 copies, 11 reviews
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Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (Contributor) 315 copies, 2 reviews
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Contributor) 291 copies, 14 reviews
Space Opera (Contributor) 219 copies, 3 reviews
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame (Contributor) 186 copies
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Wings of Fire (Contributor) 166 copies, 2 reviews
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 156 copies, 4 reviews
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Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 144 copies, 6 reviews
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (Contributor) 140 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 (Contributor) 135 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (Contributor, some editions) 132 copies, 4 reviews
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 130 copies, 3 reviews
Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 124 copies, 1 review
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (Contributor) 123 copies, 2 reviews
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fotonovel (Contributor) 119 copies, 5 reviews
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (Contributor) 119 copies, 3 reviews
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Magical Beginnings (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
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Once upon a Curse (Contributor) 92 copies, 16 reviews
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (Contributor) 90 copies, 3 reviews
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
The Treasury of the Fantastic (Foreword) 80 copies, 3 reviews
Fantasy: The Best of 2004 (Contributor) 75 copies, 1 review
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (Contributor) 74 copies, 2 reviews
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (Contributor) 72 copies, 1 review
Full Moon City (Contributor) 71 copies, 4 reviews
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (Contributor) 64 copies, 8 reviews
New Worlds of Fantasy (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (Contributor) 58 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
A Book of Wizards (Contributor) 56 copies
Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Superheroes (Contributor) 42 copies, 2 reviews
Curse of the Full Moon: A Werewolf Anthology (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (Contributor) 33 copies
The Night We Buried Road Dog (Introduction) 32 copies
Best American Fantasy 2 (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 68 • January 2016 (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Das Hobbit-Buch (Author) 7 copies
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto (Contributor) 2 copies

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