The late Warren Adler (D: April 2019) was the acclaimed author of The War of the Roses, a masterpiece of macabre divorce adapted into the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated hit film starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Adler also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works, including Random Hearts and Private Lies. Adler’s works have been translated into more than 25 languages, including his staged version of The War of the Roses, which opened to spectacular reviews worldwide. Adler, a regular Authorlink contributor, taught creative writing seminars at New York University and lectured on creative writing, film and television adaptation, and electronic publishing. At the time of his death at age 91, he had a number of film/TV adaptations in various stages of development with Grey Eagle Films including The Children of the Roses. His novels are available as audiobooks through Audible. His latest historical fiction release, Mother Nile, was received with spectacular reviews from critics and readers alike. Warren will be missed as our colleague.
Warren Adler, On Facing Rejection – If you’re a writer and want to write novels…take it easy. Here are a few tips I have for getting past rejection, including one habit I gave up very fast on the way to developing a stronger skin and a belief in my own talents.
Private Lies, Warren Adler – In the epigraph of my novel Private Lies, I got permission from Ernest Hemingway’s heirs to use a quote from his story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” It describes finding the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard on the western summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Warren Adler – I’ve always loved mysteries, my favorite mystery author being George Simenon who, in my opinion, is the master of brevity. Simenon wrote a masterful series of seventy-five novels and twenty-eight short stories following Inspector Maigret.
War of the Roses, Warren Adler – The recent launch of It’s Over Easy sent a steady stream of emails my way with the following question: What does the author of The War of the Roses have to say about quickie divorces online?
A roman à clef is a French word that loosely defines a novel as a work of fiction based on real events and characters. It is not a precise definition, especially if it is based on contemporary events since present time blends into historical time at an...
Watch the Inspiring New Video Below CLICK TO PLAY “I’ve been everywhere and lived a million lives. I’ve been a Russian spy, a female detective, an assassin, a terrorist, the President of the United States. In the end, I’m just Warren Adler, a novelist. I've...