Susan Lerner


Alicia Erian is the author of a novel, Towelhead, and a collection of stories, The Brutal Language of Love. Her writing has appeared in Playboy, Zoetrope, and The Iowa Review. She has worked as a film director and screenwriter and taught at Wellesley College. She is currently completing a memoir. In March 2011, Erian came to Butler University as a writer-in-residence and sat down with Susan Lerner to discuss her writing process, messy families, and sex.