The pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, pronounced CHAHAR-kesh-veely
AL-da. Most pronounce the first syllable to rhyme with ball, but considering Alda's father created the name from the first two letters of his first and last name (Alphonso D'Abruzzo), arguably the first syllable should be as in the Al in Alphonso.
Chim-muh-MAHN-duh en-GOH-zee ah-DEECH-ee-(ay) The “ay” is soft, not quite a diphthong.
To quote the author, his name is pronounced "just like the nut"
Gil is short for Gillian, thus pronounced Jill
Halse rhymes with waltz
When asked, Alarcón's assistant said that he prefers the Spanish pronunciation of his first and last name. Therefore something like this: danYELL all-ar-CONE (the
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