Benyamin, undoubtedly the most widely-read contemporary Malayalam writer, has written 15 books, including  six novels, and short story collections. His novel Aadujeevitham was a spectacle unto itself that has now reached 100 editions. It won numerous awards, including the Kerala Sahitya Academy award. The English translation (Goat Days) was shortlisted for the DSC prize in 2013. The book’s Arabic version was banned by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. His latest novel, Al Amin Novel Factory,