|Notable work(s)||Goat Days|
|Notable award(s)||Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award|
Benyamin (born Benny Daniel in 1971) is an Indian novelist and short story writer in Malayalam language from Nhettur, Kulanada, Pattanamtitta district of the south Indian state of Kerala. He is residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1992, from the age of twenty, and his works appear regularly on Malayalam publications in Kerala.
Goat Days (Adujivitam) portrays the life of an Indian labourer in Saudi Arabia. It is used as a text book at Kerala University, Calicut University, Bharathiar University, Pondicherry University and 10th standard for Kerala State syllabus.
Awards and honours
- 2009 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, winner, Goat Days
- 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, longlist, Goat Days
- 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, shortlist, Goat Days
- Goat Days (Aadujeevitham) (novel)
- Abeesagin (a name from the Old Testament) (novel)
- Pravachakanmarude Randam Pustakam (The Second Book of Prophets) (novel)
- Akkapporinte Irupatu Nasrani Varshangal (Twenty Years of Christian Quarrels) (novel)
- Manja Veyil Maranangal(Yellow Lights of Death) (novel)
- Al Arabian Novel Factory, Mullappoo Niramulla Pakalukal (novels)
- Euthanasia (Mercy Killing) (collection of short stories)
- Penmarattam (Ladies Sex) (collection of short stories)
- EMSum Penkuttiyum (EMS and the Girl) (collection of short stories)
- Irunda Vanasthalikal (Dark Forest Places) (notes)
- Anubhavam, Ormma, Yaathra (Experience, Memories & Travel)
- Staff writer (December 18, 2012). "Man Asian Literary Prize Announces Long List". Poets & Writers. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- Ashlin Mathew (November 22, 2013). "Three Indians in race for DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2014". India Today. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
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