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Here’s A Sneak Peek at the Latest Novel from Melissa Broder

Entertainment Weekly is giving readers a sneak peek at the latest novel from Melissa Broder, author of Milk Fed and So Sad Today. Broder says her new novel Death Valley “is a trip through the desert of grief, particularly anticipatory grief, and the rich oases we may find in that arid internal landscape… The novel was born out of my father’s six-month stay in the ICU prior to his death, and my inability to escape the experience of being human on a stretch of Highway 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.” Death Valley will hit shelves on October 24.

Melbourne Author Jessica Au Wins $125K for Novella Cold Enough for Snow

Cold Enough for Snow by Melbourne writer Jessica Au has won the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature. The novella also won the fiction category at the Victorian premier’s literary awards on Thursday night, bringing Au’s total winnings to $125K. Judges called Au’s novella “quietly powerful” and a “deftly woven novel from a writer in command of her craft.” Cold Enough for Snow is Au’s second book. Her first book, Cargo, was published 12 years ago.

DC Drama Pennyworth Canceled at HBO Max

The DC drama Pennyworth has been canceled at HBO Max. The prequel show starring Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s butler, just wrapped its third and now final season on November 24. A spokesperson for HBO Max told The Hollywoord Reporter, “While HBO Max is not moving forward with another season of Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, we are very thankful to creator Bruno Heller and executive producers Matthew Patnick, Danny Cannon and John Stephens, along with Warner Bros. Television, for their brilliant, unique, gripping depiction of the origin of Alfred Pennyworth…An incredible blend of action, drama and humor, for three seasons, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler has taken fans on a mind-bending ride into Alfred’s eccentric world and the beginnings of cutting-edge super heroes and super villains.”

Talk Wordy to Me: 20 Ways to Celebrate a Bookish Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, here are some really fun ways to indulge in a bookish Valentine’s Day this year.