Among the other great authors who lived in Baltimore while Denver was still outgrowing its cow town image were Gertrude Stein, Upton Sinclair, H.L. Mencken, Zora Neale Hurston, James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett, F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Dos Passos. The more recent names aren't too shabby either. There are Ogden Nash, Walter Lord and Russell Baker. Pulitzer Prize winners Anne Tyler and Taylor Branch. And contemporaries such as David Simon and Laura Lippman.