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.
His press kit can be accessed here.