Olive Publications was formed as a private limited company in 1999, with its registered office at Koyappathodi Plaza, East Nadakkavu in Calicut. Dr. M.K. Muneer, well-known politician, social and cultural activist is the founder of the company. The company has published more than 1500 books including the works of M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Madhavikutty, O.N.V., T. Padmanabhan, Mukundan, Paul Zacharia etc.
Pappiyon, one of the leading publishers of Kerala, became part of Olive Publications in the year 2004. Olive has published the Malayalam translations of books by internationally well-known authors including ‘Rogue State’ by William Blum, ‘I Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced’ by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui, ‘Islam: A Short History’ by Karen Armstrong, Essays of Ram Puniyani etc.
Malayalam versions of popular works like ‘Listening to Grasshoppers’ by Arundhati Roy, biography of Steve Jobs, autobiographies of Benito Mussolini and Helen Keller, Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler has been published by Olive Publications including a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Olive conducts book fairs all over Kerala throughout the year. We also hold book fairs at schools under the banner "SCHOOL MUTTAM.''
Books published by Olive Publications are generally quite popular and there is an unmistakable enthusiasm for the books we produce. Olive publishes a wide variety of works by leading writers, screen writers, critics, journalists and historians. Works published to date include critical essays, interviews, poems, journals, biographies, autobiographies, philosophical essays, short fiction, speeches and novels. Some titles are new works by contemporary Malayalam writers, others including significant but overlooked works of great writers both living and long past gone. Against all odds, we also published translations of classic and contemporary world literature that changes one’s perspective of the world. Some of our bestsellers are writings of national and international fame including that of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Karen Armstrong, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Victoria Caseres and others.
Presently we have showrooms at Calicut (Noor Complex, Mavoor Road), Calicut, Kottayam(Makil Centre, Good Shepherd Road, Kottayam) and Trivandrum (Capitol Centre, Statue Junction, Near Secretariat, Trivandrum).