Megan Boyle

Live Blog | Writer & Filmaker

Megan Boyle (born October 15, 1985) is an American writer and filmmaker.

Boyle grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and rose to prominence among the Alt Lit and internet community after writing popular articles for Thought Catalog and marrying writer Tao Lin. Together, Boyle and Lin created several movies for their company MDMAfilms, which they began in 2010. In 2011, Lin published Boyle’s poetry collection, selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee, which garnered favorable reviews. From 2011 to 2013, Boyle wrote a column for Vice Magazine called Boyle’s Brains. From March to September 2013, she “liveblogged“, documenting her daily activities on Tumblr; the liveblog reached 350,000 words and was called a “painfully honest and raw record of a person’s life.” Tyrant Books will release a print edition, Liveblog, on September 27, 2018.

Boyle has been profiled by magazines such as Nylon and Elle. Critic Jacob Appel has praised her work in Necessary Fiction as “a distinctive break from the past.”

Boyle’s work has been published in places such as 3:AM Magazine, Tyrant Books (New York Tyrant Magazine), Muumuu House, Pear Noir!, and Pop Serial.


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