Peter Soyer Beagle

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Peter S. Beagle in 2006

Peter Soyer Beagle, or just Peter S. Beagle (born April 20, 1939 in the New York, New York, USA),[1] is an American author and musician who lives in Oakland, California.[2]


Beagle was born in Manhattan, New York, on April 20, 1939, the son of Rebecca Soyer and Simon Beagle. He is also a talented guitarist and folk singer.


Some of of the many achievement awards garnered by Peter S. Beagle include the Locus Award, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Inkpot Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, and World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement award, among others.


The Last Unicorn book cover

Peter Soyer Beagle has written novels, nonfiction, poetry, opera librettos, songs, and screenplays.

Peter S. Beagle's best-known work is The Last Unicorn (1968), a fantasy novel he wrote in his twenties, which Locus subscribers voted the number five "All-Time Best Fantasy Novel" in 1987.[citation needed] In 2005 he published a coda to The Last Unicorn, a novelette entitled Two Hearts, and began work on a full-novel sequel.[3]

Peter S. Beagle and furry[edit]

Beagle was Guest of Honor at Anthrocon 2011,[4] and Eurofurence 12.[5] He has casually claimed to be "a lifelong furry (sans the body suit)".[6] claiming the classic novel The Wind in the Willows as the one book that "turned me toward fantasy".[7]

The Pitt News on Peter S. Beagle and furry:

Peter Soyer Beagle
Peter S. Beagle, an author of many furry fan-favorites... took care to describe the openness and acceptance of the community as its best traits. According to Beagle, furries don’t judge one another artistically or socially.[8]
Peter Soyer Beagle


  1. Peter Soyer Beagle's article on Wikipedia. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  2. Peter S. Beagle's profile on Facebook. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. Peter S. Beagle Biography page on the IMDb. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  4. Anthrocon 2011 is pleased to welcome its honored guest page on the Anthrocon 2011 website. Retrieved ?.
  5. Guest of Honor - Peter S. Beagle page on the Eurofurence 12 website. Retrieved ?.
  6. We're a few of the authors of Humble eBook Bundle 2: Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, and Lois McMaster Bujold, AMA! article on Reddit. Retrieved ?.
  7. 10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read article on Io9. Posted march 29, 2012. Retrieved ?.
  8. Furry enthusiasts flock to Anthrocon article on The Pitt News. Posted July 10, 2013. Retrieved ?.

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