Walter Van Tilburg Clark. I forgot to include Clark's Ox-Bow Incident on my list of all-time favorite classic novels. An oversight, I assure you. Walter Van Tilburg Clark, a great Nevadan, wrote the novel in 1940. It narrates the tracking and capturing of suspected cattle rustlers by a lynch mob. I don't want to ruin the ending, but this classic Western set in Nevada could have made my list of most depressing novels as well.
I hear the movie was good, but I've never seen it.
Mark Twain. Mr. Twain is more closely associated with the State of Missouri, but the 19th century's greatest humorist and satirist spent some time in the Silver State. One could say Mark Twain was born in Nevada. After all, he was Samuel Clemens when he arrived in Virginia City and Mark Twain when he left.