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

Author Pronunciations

27 last names beginning with "L"

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LOO-ee luh-MUR
Paul LaFarge (Farge rhymes with "barge")
JHOOM-paah L-hee-ree
Lahk-house
Clohde Lahns-mun
Rat-a-what Lap-share-owen-sap
La Plant (the final 'e' is silent)
luh-PAY (confirmed by the author)
luh-PAY (confirmed by the author)
Steeg (rhymes with league) LARSson
jon L-KAR-ay
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chong-ray lee
sounds like kris
lime-bark
Jill luh-POOR
Diane ley-Beck
Less-kwah
LOW-iss luh-VEEN
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!
lee-vee
ee-yoon lee
fred-ric libby
Lip-site
lockart (Lockhart is Emily Jenkins' middle name - and she likes it so much she uses it on her books)
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