Tunku Halim is a Malaysian novelist, short story, non-fiction writer and lawyer. His novel Vermillion Eye was
a study text at the National University of Singapore. By delving into Malay myth, legends and folklore, his
writing is regarded as ‘World Gothic’. His novel, Last Breath, is seen as taking a step away from the genre into ‘a
mixture of character drama, satire, alternate history, and magic realism’.