|Notable works||Goat Days|
|Notable awards||Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award|
Benyamin (born Benny Daniel in 1971) is an Indian novelist and short story writer in Malayalam language from Nhettur, Kulanada, near Pandalam of the south Indian state of Kerala. He has lived in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 1992, from the age of twenty, and his works appear regularly in Malayalam publications in Kerala.
Goat Days (Aadujeevitham), his most famous novel, portrays the life of an Indian labourer in Saudi Arabia. It is used as a textbook 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, Aadujeevitham
- 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, longlist, Goat Days
- 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, shortlist, Goat Days
- 2015 Padmaprabha Literary Award
- 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)
- Irattamukhamulla Nagaram (travel)
- Saraswathy Nagarajan (2012-09-12). "Arts / Books : 'I write for my satisfaction'". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
- "Literary Awards". Government of Kerala. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
- 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.
- "Benyamin chosen for Padma Prabha puraskaram". Metro Vaartha. August 30, 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
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