Peter S. Beagle was born in Manhattan in 1939. He wrote his first novel, A Fine and Private Place when he was just 19 years old, and it published in 1960. The Last Unicorn is one of his most famous works, published in 1968, and adapted into a film starring Christopher Lee in 1982 for which he wrote the screenplay. His works have won critical acclaim around the world, and many awards. In 2018, he was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by the SFWA.
One of fantasy's most beloved and enduring classics * SFReviews.net
It is as smooth and graceful as its mythical protagonist, satisfying, resonant, self-contained, with hidden depths. It is a pleasure to read * Tordotcom *
Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic such commonplace matters as ghosts, unicorns, and werewolves. For years a loving readership has consulted him as an expert on those hearts' reasons that reason does not know -- Ursula K. Le Guin
Comes alive and stays alive on the bright intensity of imagination * New York Times *