Names in Bibliographies
Foreign students know that the name that is written first in the alphabetical list should be the surname; but sometimes they make a mistake. They write the forename first, and then give the initial of the surname. So William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens become
Charles, D and William, S, when all native-speakers would write (correctly) Dickens, C and Shakespeare, W. It is usually easy to avoid such an error: the title page of most books gives the author's name in the form of forename [first] followed by surname. Follow that usage, even if, at times, those from a non-English culture will be led into error. You can always ask a native speaker for advice - though even native speakers do not always know without further research.