Warren Adler, the author of over 50 novels including The War of the Roses, died of complications from liver cancer on Monday, April 15, in New York City. He was 91.
Adler's depiction of divorce in The War of the Roses was adapted into a film starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, which was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. Adler also optioned and sold film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks, including Random Hearts, The Sunset Gang, and Private Lies.
In 1998, Adler became a self-publisher under his imprint Stonehouse Press. He was an early adopter of the publication method.
Adler's son David Adler recorded a memoir podcast series based on his father called Then, which can be found here.