Dick North (1929–2013) is the author of several books including The Mad Trapper of Rat River and The Lost Patrol. North spent twenty years as the curator of the Jack London Interpretive Centre and Museum in Dawson City and was a member of the Jack London (Yukon) Society. North was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association in honour of his literary works in the historical field. He was also appointed as a member of the Order of Canada and honoured by the community of Dawson City, which named a street after him. He is remembered for the body of Yukon literature that he leaves behind.