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

Author Pronunciations

25 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-bun
Vik (rhymes with sick)-rum, Chund-rah
Dan '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
COH-wen (rhymes with dough)
Kree-ch
Michael CRY-ton
CROM-bee
yas-meen
krooz-smith
Lee Schwin Sing
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