About the Event:
A counterfeiter, sculptor, filmmaker, mystic, and terminal recluse uses his ill-gotten gains to wreak secret havoc upon a bankrupt London, in this timely debut novel.
Maximilian Sacheverell Hollingsworth is a counterfeiter, sculptor, filmmaker, sound artist, mystic, and terminal recluse, and over the course of fifty years, making use of a vast stockpile of illegitimate currency, he funds a great range of secret, large-scale art projects throughout London—from explorations of the far reaches of the imagination to more civic-minded schemes of an equally radical nature. At once a strikingly original satire of the ways in which art and currency conspire to favor certain voices and forms over others, and a story of surreal anti-capitalist machinations reminiscent of the works of B. S. Johnson and Georges Perec, The Currency of Paper announces the arrival of a great new voice in contemporary fiction.
Alex Kovacs was born in 1982. The Currency of Paper is his first novel. He has studied at the University of Edinburgh and at Goldsmiths, University of London.