Megan Boyle

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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[1] and marrying writer Tao Lin.[2] Together, Boyle and Lin created several movies for their company MDMAfilms, which they began in 2010.[3] In 2011, Lin published Boyle's poetry collection, selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee, which garnered favorable reviews.[4][5][6] From 2011 to 2013, Boyle wrote a column for Vice Magazine called Boyle's Brains.[7] On March 17, 2013,[8] she began "liveblogging", 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."[9] Boyle ceased the project in September and will publish a print edition with Tyrant Books.[10]

Boyle has been profiled by magazines such as Nylon and Elle.[11] Critic Jacob Appel has praised her work in Necessary Fiction as "a distinctive break from the past."[12]

Boyle's work has been published in places such as 3:AM Magazine, Muumuu House, Pear Noir!, and Pop Serial.


  • selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee, Muumuu House, 2011.


  1. ^ Philips, Dylan (2010-10-09). "Everyone I've Had Sex With". Thought Catalog. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  2. ^ Philips, Dylan (2011-01-08). "Tao Lin and Megan Boyle Get Married". Thought Catalog. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW | Drugs, Meet Movies: Tao Lin and Megan Boyle's MDMAfilms | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  4. ^ Hales, Dianne R. (2012-05-02). "What to Read? Kevin Wilson Recommends - The Barnes & Noble Review". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Mallory 8. Rice". 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  6. ^ "Selected Unpublished Blog Posts Of A Mexican Panda Express Employee". The 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  7. ^ "The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information | VICE Today | United States". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Keeping It Real–Or Whatever–with Megan Boyle | Alt Citizen Magazine". 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  9. ^ Escoria, Juliet (2013-08-28). "Interview: Liveblogging with Megan Boyle | The Outlet: the Blog of Electric Literature". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  10. ^ "Megan Boyle on". 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Writer Megan Boyle Calls Her Style 'Coyly Asexual'". ELLE. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  12. ^ Necessary Fiction Retrieved 2014-07-05

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