MLA Platinum Award Press Release

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

Author Pronunciations

29 last names beginning with "L"

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LOO-ee luh-MUR
Paul LaFarge (Farge rhymes with "barge")
JHOOM-paah L-hee-ree
Th-ang ha (see biography)
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
luh KAR-AY
http://www.bemlehunte.com/bemlehunte/Home.html
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
leave-ee
ee-yoon lee
fred-ric libby
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The phonetic pronunciation of each author's name has been verified by the author's publisher. If you are the author, or personally familiar with the author, and disagree with the phonetic spelling of a particular name, please tell us. Thank you!

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