Released on 23 April 2015.

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2015 Long-listed

The Folio Prize


Tom Keely has lost his bearings. His reputation in ruins, he finds himself holed up in a flat at the top of a grim high-rise, looking down on the world he’s fallen out of love with.

He has cut himself off, and intends to keep it that way, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman from his past and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand and, despite himself, Keely lets them in.

But the pair come trailing a dangerous past of their own, and Keely is soon immersed in a world that threatens to destroy everything he has learnt to love.

Eyrie is a heart-stopping novel written with breath-taking tenderness. Funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting, it asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

In the media

By turns bleak and uplifting, but always compassionate and funny, this is an enthralling novel about renewal and the sheer mess of being human. Winton is always well worth reading. Here he is on top form
Mail on Sunday
Tim Winton is one of the world's leading novelists...Written in Australian English and liberally studded with words and phrases that make Standard English feel limp and drab, it crackles with caustic energy
Glasgow Herald
This is one of Tim Winton's most eloquent novels . . . Winton's knack of finding tenderness in desperate lives is hugely impressive
Irish Mail on Sunday