Michael Halberstam’s ‘The Wanting of Levine’: An Uncanny 1970s Political Novel Worthy of Rejuvenation

Any serious novelist worth their salt fantasizes that their work will endure beyond their lifetime.  As both an earnest practitioner of the novelist’s art and a lifetime student of classic literature, I am always heartened when I learn about a novel written decades ago, long buried from public view, that suddenly pops into the public […]

Our Exclusive Interview with Dominic Lopez, the Audiobook Narrator of The Children of the Roses

June is audiobook month and we’re celebrating all month long. Today we’re shining the spotlight on Dominic Lopez, the very talented narrator of The Children of the Roses, Warren Adler’s sequel to his bestselling turned box-office hit The War of the Roses. What influenced you the most to start becoming an audiobook narrator?          […]

The Role of the Fiction Writer in Our Current Presidential Election

The true test of talent for a fiction writer is the ability to imagine pain, angst, despair, discouragement, frustration as well as joy, ecstasy, elation and pleasure. This is the power that runs the machine of character creation that lies at the very heart of storytelling. As we fiction practitioners understand, craft can be learned, […]

The Endurance of The War of the Roses: A Cautionary Tale of Divorce and its Aftermath

The North American premiere of my play The War of the Roses, based solely on the original novel, has opened at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington to spectacular reviews. It avoids using any of the brilliant changes concocted by the screenwriters and director that made the movie an enduring hit that plays somewhere in […]


People often ask, and I ask myself on a daily basis, why I have spent more than six decades writing novels, short stories, essays, poems, plays and occasional reportage, continuing to ply this obsession into the cusp of my dotage. My answer to others and especially to myself never seems quite adequate. Whether I take […]

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Profiles Warren Adler in “The Self-Publishing Pioneer: How an Early Adopter of the Model is Still Going Strong”

By Jennifer McCartney Warren Adler is best known as the author of The War of the Roses, the 1981 million-copy bestseller about a divorcing couple that became a blockbuster film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. His latest release, Torture Man, comes 35 years after the publication of his first bestselling book. What readers likely […]