SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 7pm – SCI-FI/FANTASY
PETER S. BEAGLE
Author of We Never Talk About My Brother ($14.95 Tachyon)
Although millions know and love his bestselling book THE LAST UNICORN and the movie based upon it, few realize how many other projects have the name Peter S. Beagle attached to them. Aside from his usually best-known persona as fantasy author, he is also an accomplished screenwriter, novelist, songwriter, and all-around cool guy. His works have won him numerous industry awards and widespread acclaim, as well as the devotions of not only his fellow authors but also his inumerable fans.
Peter S. Beagle was born in New York City in 1939 and raised in the borough of that city known as the Bronx. He originally proclaimed he would be a writer when 10 years old: subsequent events have proven him either prescient or even more stubborn than hitherto suspected. Today, thanks to classic works such as A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, THE LAST UNICORN, TAMSIN, THE INNKEEPER’S SONG, and the Hugo and Nebula award-winning story “Two Hearts,” he is acknowledged as America’s greatest living fantasy author; and his dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling have earned him many millions of fans around the world.
In addition to stories and novels Peter has written numerous teleplays and screenplays, including the animated versions of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE LAST UNICORN, plus the fan-favorite “Sarek” episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. His nonfiction book I SEE BY MY OUTFIT, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor scooter, is considered a classic of American travel writing; and he is also a gifted poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter.
Now 70 years old, Peter is writing more than ever, having completed and sold 30 new stories and two new novels in the last three years. To mark his 50th year as a professional writer, in April 2009 he launched “Peter S. Beagle’s 52/50 Project” – a marathon set of 52 week-by-week releases of new poems and song lyrics. For more information on Peter and his works, see www.peterbeagle.com and www.conlanpress.com.