Benyamin is a Malayalam novelist and short story writer. He has published 24 books, including nine novels. Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was a huge success that has been reprinted more than 150 times. It won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and was translated into many languages. The bestselling Jasmine Days won the JCB Prize for Literature 2018 and the Crossword Book Award 2018 for translation.