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

Author Pronunciations

26 last names beginning with "G"

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gabble-dn
kneel gay-mn
gull-chen (approx)
gan-tose (to quote the author, the second syllable rhymes with verbose)
Ahn-noo Gahr-g
middle name is pronounced loo-is
Gows
atool ga-wan-day
Pronounced like genie - jee-nee
MORE-di-kie ger-steen (middle syllable of first name is a short i; last syllable rhymes with 'hi'
Loo-is
GESS-en, rhymes with yes
cam-ILL-uh
ry-lee (first syllable rhymes with bye). Giff has a hard g
approximately pow-lo jaw-darno
goold
gor-LAY
GOH-vee-ay
brin (like win)
jon-jak greff (the j is pronounced in the French style, like the j in déjà vu. The author says that in France his name is usually pronounced greff, in Germany they tend to rhyme it with life, and in English with grief - anyway is fine with him!
jon GRISH-uhm
last name rhymes with hose
SAIR-rah GRU-en
fie-ee-za gen (first syllable rhymes with pie) – and her book Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is pronounced keef keef tomorrow)
Meer-ray Julie-ano
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