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

Author Pronunciations

26 last names beginning with "L"

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jon L-KAR-ay
LOO-ee luh-MUR
le-veen (rhymes with seen) - Levine says that Carson is her maiden name, which she started using when she was published in the hope that old friends would find her - and they did!
fred-ric libby
Less-kwah
luh-PAY (confirmed by the author)
luh-PAY (confirmed by the author)
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JHOOM-paah L-hee-ree
Rat-a-what Lap-share-owen-sap
lee-vee
lime-bark
lois: first syllable rhymes with sew. Lowry: first syllable rhymes with now
Löhr rhymes with more
lockart (Lockhart is actually her middle name - and she likes it so much she uses it on her books)
Steeg (rhymes with league) LARSson
Lip-site
ee-yoon lee
La Plant (the final 'e' is silent)
Paul LaFarge (Farge rhymes with "barge")
sounds like KRISS
Clohde Lahns-mun
Lahk-house
LOW-iss luh-VEEN
Jill luh-POOR
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