She was born in İstanbul in 1971. After spending her childhood years in İstanbul, she moved to Çankırı with her family. She started working in December 1998 in a state agency. Sevilay Uztutan combined her thoughts and her emotions with literature and wrote poems. After writing poems which she never thought of publishing, she continued to write by writing articles with her philosophical and objective perspective. Her first novel, Living with the Stones without a Name was published in 2011 and recieved 2011 İlesam-Akçağ Novel Award. She is a member of Aegean Women Writers Platform. She publishes her works in the journals, İzmir Sanat ve Kültür Dergisi, Afrodisyas and Kum and she writes for web sites such as official web page of UEYDER (International Education Managers Foundation), Yenimakale.com and her own blog, suztutan.blogspot.com.