Benyamin is an Indian novelist and short story writer in Malayalam language. Goat Days (Adujeevitam), is his most famous novel which portrays the life of an Indian labourer in Saudi Arabia. It is also considered to be among the most read books in recent times. It is used as a text book at many universities like Kerala University, Calicut University, Bharathiar University and Pondicherry University. The English translation of the novel appeared in the long list of Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and in the short list of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013. It also won the Kerala Literary Academy Award for Benyamin in 2009.