Ota Filip (9 March 1930 – 2 March 2018) was a Czech novelist and journalist. He wrote in both German and Czech.
Filip was born in Slezská Ostrava, in present-day Czech Republic. His novels have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Polish. During the communist era government of Czechoslovakia his works were banned or censored by the authorities, and after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact Armed Forces in 1968, he was sentenced for his dissident activities, and incarcerated from 1969–71. He moved to Germany in 1974.
Filip was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize for German writing by a non-native German speaker.
On 28 October 2012, on the anniversary of the founding of the First Czechoslovak Republic, Czech President Vaclav Klaus awarded Filip a National Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.
- Cesta ke hřbitovu, Profil, Ostrava, 1968
- Blázen ve městě, Konfrontace, Curych, 1975; Profil, Ostrava, 1991
- Nanebevstoupení Lojzka Lapáčka ze Slezské Ostravy, Edice Petlice, sv. č. 28, Prague, 1974; Český spisovatel, Prague, 1994
- Poskvrněné početí, 68 Publishers, Toronto, 1976; Západočeské nakladatelství, 1990
- A Letter for the Dragon Slayer, Beltz & Gelberg, Weinheim, 1976
- Valdštýn a Lukrecie, 68 Publishers, Toronto, 1979
- Děda a dělo, Host, Brno, 1989
- Touha po Procidě, Česky nevyšlo, Brno, 1991
- Kavárna Slavia, Český spisovatel, Prague, 1993
- Sedmý životopis, Host, Brno, 2000
- Sousedé a ti ostatní, Host, Brno, 2003
- 77 obrazů z ruského domu - Román o velké, ztroskotané lásce a vzniku abstraktního umění, Barrister & Principal, Brno, 2004
- Osmý čili nedokončený životopis, Host, Brno, 2007