Benyamin is a novelist and short-story writer in Malayalam. His novel Aadujeevitham, which has been reprinted more than a hundred times and has sold over two lakh copies, won him the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009 and has been translated into many languages. The English translation, Goat Days, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. In 2018, his novel Jasmine Days won the JCB Prize for Literature and the Crossword Book Award for fiction in translation. The follow-up to it, Al Arabian Novel Factory, was published in 2019. Body and Blood, the English translation of his novel Shareerasastram, was published in 2020. Swarup B.R. is an independent brand consultant and one of the founder directors of Stark Communications Pvt. Ltd., the most awarded advertising agency in South India. His translation of Benyamin's novel Shareerasastram was published in 2020 as Body and Blood.