Born in Maldonado, Uruguay, in June 1979. He has two children and lives in in Montevideo. He studied Film at Cinemateca Uruguaya and qualified as a teacher of Language and Literature in Maldonado. He worked as an educator between 2001 and 2006. He co-edited the literary magazines MAT and Iscariote, in Maldonado and studied Journalism at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. From 2005 to 2015 he worked as a journalist at the El Observador newspaper in Montevideo. In 2016 he received the Medal of Honour awarded by Uruguay’s Cámara del Libro for his contributions to journalistic literary criticism. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Quiroga (Uruguay).
In 2007 he published the book of short stories Jaula de costillas which won him the National Fiction Prize, and in 2013 he published Nacional 88 together with his wife, the journalist Elena Risso. In 2016 he won the Onetti Prize in the Fiction category for his novel ¡Cómanse la ropa!, due to be published in 2017. Also in 2016 one of his stories was included in the anthology 13 que cuentan, published by Banda Oriental. He has edited, with Ediciones B, the biography of the Uruguayan intellectual Carlos Real de Azúa.