La SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) ha nombrado a Peter S. Beagle Gran Maestro por sus contribuciones a la literatura de género.
La presidenta de la asociación, Cat Rambo, declaró:
Peter Beagle’s work has been the gateway for multitudes of fantasy readers, but also writers as well, including myself. His work shines a light on the human heart and its beauties even when that heart is flawed and wanting, showing how that beauty arises from such imperfect conditions. Beagle unquestionably belongs among the greats, and I count it a privilege to invite him to be the next SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master.