Juan Carlos Onetti

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Birthday
1, 1909
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
May 30, 1994 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1909
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
May 30, 1994 (84)

About

Distinguished Uruguayan novelist and short story writer who was associated with the Generation of '45. His famous works include Tierra de nadie (No Man's Land) and Para una tumba sin nombre (A Grave with No Name).

Before Fame

He published his debut novel, El Pozo, when he was just thirty years old. Around this time, he also edited a Uruguayan newspaper called Marcha.

Trivia

He received the Uruguay National Literature Prize in 1962 and the prestigious Premio Cervantes in 1980.

Family Life

He and his violinist wife, Dorotea Muhr, lived in Spain for many years.

Associated With

Like renowned pianist Homero Francesch, Onetti was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.