Ota Filip

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Ota Filip
Ota Filip, photo by Ota Filip, 1997
Ota Filip, photo by Ota Filip, 1997
Born(1930-03-09)9 March 1930
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Died2 March 2018(2018-03-02) (aged 87)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
OccupationNovelist, Journalist, Essayist, Translator
Genrefiction, non-fiction, satire, essay, literature, political commentary, social commentary, literary criticism
ChildrenPavel Filip, Filip, Hana

Ota Filip (9 March 1930 – 2 March 2018)[1] was a Czech novelist and journalist. He has written in both German and Czech.

During the communist era government of Czechoslovakia his works were banned or censored by the authorities, and after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact Armed Forces in 1968, he was sentenced for his dissident activities, and incarcerated between 1969–1971.

After he was released from political prison, he moved to Germany in 1974.[2]

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  1. "Zemřel přední český exilový spisovatel Ota Filip. Podívejte se na jeho poslední rozhovor pro Reflex". Reflex.cz.
  2. "Slovník české literatury". Slovnikceskeliteratury.cz. Retrieved 2012-11-02.

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