Originally Posted by sun surfer
I'm for any region being chosen for any reason as they're all great choices, but be aware that the criteria is that an author should be from the region chosen.
Nabokov became an American in 1945, Lolita
was written in English and the setting is a trip across the USA. I don't see how by any criterion it could be considered to be anything but an American work. I admit it, some books are hard to slot, but not this one!