Mike Dash is well known to regular readers of this site - he is our most prolific blogger after all. Mike has also authored a number of excellent books and articles.
Recently some of his work has been recognised with an award - a Cliopatra Award for blogging.
The relevant citation from http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/135179.html reads
Best Post: Mike Dash, "The Emperor's Electric Chair," A Blast from the Past, 9 September.
The judges felt that "The Emperor's Electric Chair" wove together a
variety of themes, including colonialism, modernity, and the challenges
of unreliable sources into what was an engagingly told, entertaining,
and ultimately important historical tale.
The post in question can be seen at http://allkindsofhistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/the-emperors-electric-... and it's first public appearance was on this very site http://blogs.forteana.org/node/123
Well done Mike.