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

Author Pronunciations

22 last names beginning with "C"

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cho-prah
Michael CRY-ton
krooz-smith
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)
SHAY-bun
John CON-a-lee
kuut-SEE (different pronunciations can be found, but this is how Coetzee himself pronounces it)
POW-loo KWAY-lew
Lee Schwin Sing
Dan 'Shawn'
Owen COLfer (Eoin is a very old Irish name, rarely used outside Ireland with this spelling)
Vik (rhymes with sick)-rum, Chund-rah
yas-meen
COT-er-ill
ker-SHORE (emphasis on the second syllable)
Cabot rhymes with habit - cabit
chew-a
(like Christian)
CANE
CROM-bee
Wy-lee Cash
COH-wen (rhymes with dough)
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