Bad Latitudes, Al Pope’s novel of love and adventure in the bad, bold Yukon of 1978, was published in 2004 to favourable reviews in the Globe and Mail, Vue Weekly, the Yukon News, and Books in Canada, where W.P. Kinsella called it “an enjoyable page-turner”. Just last year Ivan Coyote, writing in the Globe and Mail, called it “a great read”.
Al’s column, Nordicity, appeared in the Yukon News between 1995 and 2014, winning three Ma Murray Gold Medals for Best Columnist in BC/Yukon, and two George Cadogan Awards for Outstanding Columnist in Canada.
Al has written for magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. He has dabbled in theatre, and two of his plays and several of his stories have aired on CBC Radio. He lives on a small acreage in the Yukon’s Carcross Valley, where he raises chickens, pigs and goats.