Murat Uyurkulak was born in 1972 in Aydın. A university dropout, Uyurkulak worked as a waiter, technician, translator, journalist and publisher.
His first novel Tol: Bir İntikam Romanı/Tol: A Revenge Novel was published in 2002. Tol was adapted for the theater and has enjoyed a long and successful run. His other books are Har: Bir Kıyamet Romanı (Har: An Apocalyptic Novel), Bazuka (Bazooka) (short stories) and Merhume (Novel).