Peter S. Beagle is one of the world's best-loved fantasy authors and screenwriters. His best known book, The Last Unicorn, was published in 1968 and was made into a popular animated film in 1982. Beagle also wrote the screenplay to the 1978 animated The Lord of the Rings movie and others. He has written and contributed to more than 30 novels and story collections, including his first book A Fine and Private Place and well-received The Folk of the Air. In 2011 he was presented with the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.