Next year nominations for Man Booker Prize will not be limited to works by citizens of Britain, its erstwhile territories, Ireland etc. It will be open to any fictional works in English by any citizen of any country. This is being seem by many as opening the door to an American invasion, denying English novels from countries like India, Canada, or African countries their only chance to find broader readership. Personally I would say the charm of the prize will no longer be there. I just don't understand why so eager to go international like so many prizes while giving up its uniqueness.