Benyamin is a Malayalam novelist and short story writer. He has published 24 books, including nine novels. Aadujeevitham (2008; Goat Days 2012) was a huge success and it has been reprinted more than 170 times. It has won the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award and has been translated into many languages. Jasmine Days (2018) is also a best seller and it has won the JCB Prize for Literature (2018) and the Crossword Book Award for Translation (2018).