Benyamin, the author of the bestseller novel in Malayalam, Adujeevitham, is also a short story writer in Malayalam language. Adujeevitham is considered to be among the most read books in recent times. It also won the Kerala Literary Academy Award 2009 and translated into many languages. The English translation of the novel appeared in the long list of Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and in the shortlist of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013. His novel Jasmine Days won the inaugural JCB prize for Literature in 2018 and the crossword award for Translation.