N Magazine announced today the launch of a new literary podcast - Books, Beach, & Beyond - hitting the airwaves for Summer 2023. Hosts Elin Hilderbrand, #1 bestselling author of 30 titles and the “Queen of the Beach Reads,” and Tim Ehrenberg, Nantucket’s famously voracious reader and creator of the popular "Tim Talks Books," will team up for spirited conversations around the world of books and publishing in this exciting new show presented by N Magazine, Nantucket island’s luxury lifestyle magazine.
Discussing topics ranging from what it’s like to take a book to the screen, to the intricacies and intimate details of an author’s writing process, to what it’s like to be a “book influencer” and everything in between, Hilderbrand and Ehrenberg will bring books to life for podcast listeners in a brand-new way. Episodes will feature special guests from bestselling and recognizable authors, to publishing industry insiders, and more, with Season 1 highlights including but not limited to Taylor Jenkins Reid, Kristin Hannah, Jenna Bush Hager, Ann Patchett and Colleen Hoover.
“As a writer, I’m interested in exploring the craft, process, superstitions, and rituals that are unique to each author. Any maybe a little bit of the gossip, too!” says Elin Hilderbrand. “My hope is for Books, Beach, & Beyond to be so much more than just conversations with authors about their upcoming release though... I want to get into the gritty details of being a writer and give a real behind-the- scenes look to our listeners.”
“We’ll also be speaking with others from within the world of publishing... those people like editors and agents who have their own, distinctive perspectives about how books develop from an idea in an author’s mind, to a book I cherish on my shelf,” says Tim Ehrenberg. “And we are thrilled to be partnering with Nantucket’s own N Magazine on this show because as two island locals ourselves, Elin and I will no doubt be sprinkling in details of Nantucket living here and there.”
Season 1 will premiere on Wednesday, June 14, and the 10-episode season will run through mid- October 2023 with new episodes releasing just about every other Wednesday. Episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast streaming apps, and the Season 1 trailer is out now. Premier sponsors for the show include Nantucket Book Partners, Marine Home Center, The Nantucket Hotel, Cartolina, and Nantucket Looms.