Modern Family: Creative Dysfunction
Benyamin with Geetanjali Shree
Benyamin has published 24 books in Malayalam including eight novels, three short story collections and a travelogue and memories. His most famous work, Goat days is a best seller in Malayalam and translated into many languages like English, Arabic, Tamil, kannada. Thai, Nepali etc.. It is a text book for many universities and received Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 2009 and long listed for Man Asian Literature Prize 2013 and Short listed for DSC prize for South Asian literature 2014. The Arabic translation of the books is banned in Saudi Arabia and UAE. His other major works include Euthanasia, Second book of Prophets, 20 years of Christian Quarrels and Yellow lights of death. His latest work ‘Al Arabian novel factory’ is also banned in UAE.
Geetanjali Shree is the winner of the International Booker Prize for 2022 for the English translation of her novel Ret Samadhi, titled Tomb of Sand.
The novel has been translated into French ( Ret Samadhi: Au-dela de la frontier) and was shortlisted for the Emile Guimet Prize.
She has authored five novels and five collections of short-stories, many of which are translated into different languages in India and abroad.
Geetanjali writes playscripts for theatre-performances.
Her non-fiction is in English and Hindi.