Welcome to the official website for the exciting and brutally honest emerging writer, Aaron Michael Morales, recently declared by Esquire as the "bleakly human debut of the new Bukowski." Morales’s writing is unflinching and necessary transgressive writing, a gritty testament to the dark side of humanity. Yet he skillfully manages to redeem his troubled characters. Accurately labeled "urban literary fiction" and "savage Chicano writing," the stories Morales tells are heartbreaking in their honesty, painstakingly crafted hyper-realism, and should be required reading for anyone interested in the human soul.
Morales’s debut novel, Drowning Tucson, is now available through booksellers and internet dealers, both in print and e-book formats. Drowning Tucson was chosen by both Poets & Writers and Latina magazines as a "top five fiction debut" for 2010, and Morales has been listed by LatinoStories.com as a "Top Ten New Latino Author to Watch (and Read)." Limited-edition copies of his 2008 chapbook, From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Desert, are available for purchase exclusively through the Tianguis Bookstore website. Currently Aaron Michael Morales is working on his second novel, Eat Your Children. Check back for publication updates, scheduled readings and book-signings, and other related information. Sign up for his mailing list or find him on Facebook to receive the latest up-to-the-minute news.