Stephen Amidon was born in Chicago. He is the critically acclaimed author of Subdivision, a book of short stories, and six novels, including The New City and Human Capital, which Jonathan Yardley of The Washington Post selected as one of the five best novels of 2004. Amidon’s works have been published in sixteen countries and a film version of Human Capital, directed by Paolo Virzì, is currently filming in Italy. He is a regular contributor of essays and criticism to newspapers and magazines in the United States and Great Britain. He lived and worked in London for twelve years before returning to the United States in 1999. He has published two works of non-fiction, The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart, which he co-authored with his brother Tom, and Something Like the Gods, which was released in 2012.
Stephen Amidon is currently working on a new novel.
Something Like the Gods, Rodale, 2012
The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart, Rodale, 2011
Security. FSG, 2009
Human Capital. FSG, 2004
The New City. Doubleday, 2000
The Primitive. Ecco, 1995
Thirst. Ecco, 1993
Subdivision. Ecco, 1991
Splitting the Atom. Bloomsbury, 1990
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