Clark, Walter (1907 - 1971)

Genre: General Fiction, Short Stories

Novelist, short story writer and teacher Walter Van Tilburg Clark was born in North Anson, ME, but he grew up and went to school in Reno Nevada. He began his writing and teaching career in New York in 1933. One of his most famous books was The Ox Bow Incident which was made into an Academy Award nominated film starring Henry Fonda. He ended his career as writer-in-residence at his alma mater, the University of Nevada, in Reno and was the first writer inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 1988.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Ox Bow Incident (1942)
  • The City of Trembling Leaves (1945)
  • The Track of the Cat: A Novel (1949)
  • The Watchful Gods, and Other Stories (1950)