Guidance on how to pronounce author names, for authors whose last name begins with "B"!

Author Pronunciations

54 last names beginning with "B"

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Backman's name is pronounced broadly as it sounds, but his famous character Ove is more challenging, it rhymes with hoover
a-NEE-ta row (rhymes with how) ba-DAHM-ee
AH-na BOD-keun
rah-JEEV bah-la-soo-BRAH-muhn-yahm
Bon Brannock
zhaw-LOOHK ban-a-LEK. Nasal vowel sound in "Jean."
Muri-EL
Ig-oh-nee
PEG-eh-leen bar-TELLS
bar-tawk
zhahk BAR-zeun
rah-ley (like the explorer) bas-kin (like the icecream company)
EL-if BAH-tyooh-mahn
zhaw do-mee-NEEK BO-bee. Nasal vowel in "Jean."
BOW-er-shmitt
bowm (first syllable rhymes with wow)
LOO-iss BY-erd
EE-fa bah-YEE-zuh
buh-ZELL
Sounds like Chris but is quite firmly "Cris" - the author professes to detest the letter "h" because people so often mis-spell her name with an "h"
duh-NEE bay-SHAR(d)
JOel ben IZZY
nay-OH-mee BEN-uh-ron
BEN-ee-off
SAHN-dra ben-EE-tez
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