"Adler writes with skill and a sense of scene." The New York Times Book Review
Welcome to the website of acclaimed author Warren AdlerWarren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. In addition to the success of the stage adaptation of his iconic novel on the perils of divorce, Adler has optioned and sold film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks. Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas), The Sunset Gang (starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts), Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline’s Miracles, and Trans-Siberian Express are only a few titles that have forever left Adler’s mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen. In recent development are: The War of the Roses - The Children (Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, and Capitol Crimes (Sennett Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Learn more about Warren Adler. .
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November 24, 2014
Roderick Thorp was part of a small group of novelists who came together on a monthly basis in the late eighties in Los Angeles to chew the fat. Rod had made a breakthrough success at the age of twenty-seven with the novel The Detective, which became a very successful movie starring Frank Sinatra. Rod’s novel Nothing Lasts Forever was the source of the tremendously successful movie Die Hard and its numerous sequels.
This group of novelists, founded by yours truly and the great thriller novelist Andrew Kaplan (War of the Raven), also included Ib Melchior (Robinson Crusoe on Mars), whose novels and stories about his experiences in World War II are now classics; S.L. “Sid” Stebel, author and celebrated writing teacher ; Mann Rubin, a playwright and successful screenwriter; and Brian Garfield (The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians), a prolific best-selling author whose novel Death Wish was adapted into the film starring Charles Bronson.…Based on the original novel, Warren Adler's stage version of The War of the Roses is an international hit. Among his other stage works, Adler collaborated with the noted composer L. Russell Brown ("C'mon Marianne" Jersey Boys and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon to the Old Oak Tree") on The Sunset Gang - the musical. The show premiered Off- Broadway in NYC and the New York Times called it, "A bittersweet musical about aging and desire."
Listen to the unforgettable songs from The Sunset Gang now:
"Studios believe in Adler books, sight unseen." Variety
"The War of the Roses is a brave comedy…It snarls in your memory long after it’s over." NewsweekThe Sunset Gang was adapted into a trilogy by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse Series starring Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, Dori Brenner, Jerry Stiller and Ron Rifkin garnering Doris Roberts an Emmy nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series’.