MLA Platinum Award Press Release

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

Author Pronunciations

26 last names beginning with "C"

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Cabot rhymes with habit - cabit
CANE
or-sun (named after his grandfather, Card says that Orson is a relatively popular name among Mormons and derives from the Indo-European word for bear)
WHY-lee
ker-SHORE (emphasis on the second syllable)
"Shay as in stadium and Bon as in Bon Jovi" (from the author's website)
Vik (rhymes with sick)-rum, Chund-rah
shawn
cho-prah
Chris-ten-sen
chew-a
Tah-Nuh-Hah-See
POW-loo KWAY-lew
kuut-SEE (different pronunciations can be found, but this is how Coetzee himself pronounces it)
COKE-L
Owen COLfer (Eoin is a very old Irish name, rarely used outside Ireland with this spelling)
John CON-a-lee
COT-er-ill
cow-en
rhymes with face
Kree-ch
CRY-ton
CROM-bee
yas-meen
krooz-smith
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The phonetic pronunciation of each author's name has been verified by the author's publisher. If you are the author, or personally familiar with the author, and disagree with the phonetic spelling of a particular name, please tell us. Thank you!

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