Tim Federle, Author of BETTER NATE THAN EVER and TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

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” (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 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯