Tim Federle


Tim Federle recently won the Humanitas Prize for co-writing the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon.

His novels include the New York Times Notable Book Better Nate Than Ever and its Lambda-winning sequel—which Lin-Manuel Miranda called “a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid” (The New York Times). The third and final book in the trilogy, Nate Expectations, was called “an exceptional swan song for a beloved character” (Kirkus).

Tim’s hit series of cocktail recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over half a million copies worldwide. He made his theater debut co-writing the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting.

Tim is currently executive producing an animated musical feature for 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky, with songs by Pasek & Paul, and writing and executive producing the new High School Musical television series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

A former Broadway dancer, Tim was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and now divides his time between New York and the internet. He is represented by CAA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management for TV, theater, and film, and by Brenda Bowen for all literary projects.