The number of authors said to have been inspired by Dunne currently stands at 30.

There must be quite a few more to be added to this list – especially from authors not writing in English.

  • W.H. Auden
  • John Balderstone
  • H. Beam Piper
  • Arnold Bennett
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Lionel Britton
  • John Buchan
  • William Burroughs [& Gatewood]
  • Mary Butts
  • Charles Chilton
  • E.R. Eddison
  • William Empson
  • T.S. Eliot [I’ve not read anything convincing about this yet]
  • Graham Greene
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • James Hilton
  • Aldous Huxley
  • James Joyce
  • Damon Knight
  • C.S. Lewis
  • John Lymington
  • Flann O’Brien
  • J.B. Priestley
  • Robert Silverberg
  • J.J. Slauerhoff
  • Olaf Stapledon
  • Tolkien
  • H.G. Wells
  • Charles Williams
  • W.B. Yeats

4 responses to “Literature

  1. Two more you will slap your forehead for forgetting:
    Philippa Pearce – Tom’s Midnight Garden, 1958
    Rumer Godden (see Author’s Note to A Fugue in Time, 2nd Edn, 1976, also Victoria Stewart; “An Experiment with Narrative? Rumer Godden’s A Fugue in Time”, Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller, Ed. Le-Guilcher & Lassner, Routledge 2010, Chapter 5, pp81-94,)
    And one perhaps less well known:
    Flann O’Brien (Brian O’Nolan) – The Third Policeman (I have found a couple of papers on this, remind me later and I’ll dig out the refs).

  2. oops, sorry you already have that last.

  3. Hi again. I recently realised that CS Lewis’ final Narnia chronicle, The Last Battle, basically spends the last four chapters illustrating the multiple levels of immortality bestowed by Dunne’s Serialism, as the now-dead heroes travel “further up and farther in” to ever higher levels of existence. More about it at

  4. kittprice

    Fantastic additions! Thank you Guy

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