Tim Federle


Tim Federle grew up in San Francisco and Pittsburgh before moving to New York as a teenager to dance on Broadway.

Better Nate Than Ever — Tim’s debut novel about a small-town teenager who crashes an audition for E.T.: The Musical — was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and inspired a sequel that won the Lambda Literary Award.

Tim’s new YA novel, The Great American Whatever, was called “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation” (Kirkus) and was named a best book of the year by School Library Journal.

Described as “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (The Huffington Post), Federle also writes bestselling recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird (over 200,000 copies sold) and Gone With the Gin.

With Tony nominee Claudia Shear, Tim co-wrote the book for Tuck Everlasting on Broadway — nominated for Best Musical by the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League Awards.

Profiles of Tim can be read in The New York Times, Atlantic Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and CNN.

His press kit can be accessed here.