Beastly tales: A conversation with Benyamin
The acclaimed author of ‘Goat Days’ on reading, writing and keeping the faith
Benyamin (also known as Benny Daniel) holds a day job as a project coordinator at a construction site in Bahrain. But, as it happens, he also enjoys the distinction of being one of the finest contemporary Malayalam writers. His novel, Goat Days (Adujivitam), was first published in 2008, and won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009. Translated into English by Joseph Koyipalli in 2012, it was received with great acclaim by a wider readership, and reached the longlist of the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012.