- Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan (published 2002), which tells the story of a man who is transported to the island, and runs afoul of the local (and rather insane) authorities.
- In Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian, one of the characters in the Glanton Gang of scalpers in 1850s Mexico is a "Vandiemenlander" named Bathcat. Born in Wales he later went to Australia to hunt aborigines, and eventually came to Mexico, where he used those skills on the Apaches.
- ナンタケット島出身のアーサー・ゴードン・ピムの物語（The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket）, エドガー・アラン・ポー：主人公は南極への途上に立ち寄る
- "前日島" ("The Island of the Day Before", "L'isola del giorno prima", 1994), ウンベルト・エーコ ：17世紀、イタリア貴族、国際日付変更線
- "Part Three: Love", エミリー・ディキンソン
- From "The Potato Factory" by Bryce Courtenay (1995): "... subtracting till my fingers dropped; into Van Diemen's Land." This is a quote from Emily Dickinson's Poem "If You Were Coming In The Fall".
- In "Gulliver's Travels", by Jonathan Swift (1726), the country of Lilliput is described as being 'to the north-west of Van Dieman's Land' (sic).