America: Underwater and Sinking has been announced a winner of the 2023 American Writing Awards. The book was a category finalist in the Best New (Debut) Non-Fiction category.

The American Writing Awards (AWAs) is an international writing competition that prides itself on providing a level playing field for authors across diverse publishing backgrounds. The AWAs are rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after literary contests in the country and this. This popularity is attributed to its level of recognition, excellent value for participants, and the consistently high quality of entered books. This year saw a record number of entries.