Jolts
Fernando Sdrigotti 

‘Thought provoking and clever.’
The London Magazine, on Shitstorm

‘This is a book written with a propulsive sense of pace, a thrilling immediacy, and excellent comic timing. It is also a book that feels very, very much like now.’
The Quietus, on Shitstorm

‘...an author who is a sharp observer and fearless explorer.’
— Gabino Iglesias, PANK Magazine

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Jolts by Fernando Sdrigotti

 “A return — this seems to be one of the things I’m expected to write about. And now that I return, now that I find myself here, I haven’t even left the airport and I’m already toying with the idea of writing a return, perhaps just to surrender.”

Nine stories. Nine ways of not being at home. Nine confrontations to the limits of fiction and memoir. Jolts is a playful and honest exploration of the joys and sorrows of lives lived in-between places. A collection that travels across time, space, and language, in order to deliver the gospel of the Latin American short story.

Sdrigotti rises to peak form with Jolts, following a series of cult publications – Shitstorm, Dysfunctional Males and Triptico. With this book he joins the likes of Eley Williams and Clare Fisher as another special Influx Press short story writer. 


About the author

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Fernando Sdrigotti was born in Rosario (Argentina) in 1977. Expelled by the economic crash of 2001, he lived in Dublin and Paris before settling in London in the early noughties. His writing in English and Spanish has appeared widely online and in print; he is the founder and editor of the online literary journal Minor Literature[s] and a contributing editor at 3:AM Magazine. Shitstorm, a novella was published in 2018 by Open Pen. Dysfunctional Males was published in 2017. 


Paperback ISBN: 9781910312513

Ebook ISBN: 9781910312520

Publication date: April 2020

Formats: Paperback / eBook