Stephen Amidon is the author of a collection of short stories and six novels, the most recent of which, Security, was released by FSG in 2009. His fiction has been published in fifteen countries. The novel Human Capital was chosen by Jonathan Yardley of The Washington Post as one of the five best works of fiction of 2004. A film adaptation of the novel, Human Capital (Il capitale umano) directed by Paolo Virzi, won best film at the 2014 David di Donatello, Nastro d'Argento, and Globi D'Oro Awards, and it premiered in America at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Amidon has written two non-fiction books. The Sublime Engine with his brother Tom, a cardiologist, and Something Like the Gods which is dedicated to his son, Alexander, a first-team, all-ACC wide receiver for the Boston College football team.