Juan Carlos Onetti
- Category : 1909-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (55)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Demands 1
Uruguayan novelist and short story writer. He was one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, earning Uruguay National Literature Prize in 1962. He was considered a senior member of the 'Generation of 45', a Uruguayan intellectual and literary movement.
He was imprisoned in 1974 by the Uruguayan military government, but was released after 6 months as a result of a protest by international literary figures. He fled to Spain where he spent the rest of his life: he died in Madrid in 1994.