Dov (Robert) Silverman is a ninth generation Brooklynite on his mother's side. After three years as a US Marine in the Korean War, he worked for 20 years as a Long Island Railroad conductor and an auctioneer, and he established Autar Microfilm Service. While working nights on the Railroad and studying full-time days, he earned his high school diploma and went on to graduate from Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, cum laude, at the age of 39.
Dov credits a spiritual meeting with God and a Tzaddik (righteous man), Jules Rubinstein, in the Brentwood (New York) Jewish Center, with setting him on the path of study, religious involvement and settlement in Israel. His and his family settled in Safed in 1972 where he taught English as a Second Language, was a high school principal, lecturer on teaching methods, supervisor of English teachers, and creative writing teacher at universities in Israel and the United States. He served four years as a Safed City Councilman.
Dov Silverman is the author of the FALL OF THE SHOGUN, which is a five-book historical series that appeared on the London Times Best-Seller List and was also published in German, Polish and Hebrew. He won a 1988 Suntory Mystery Fiction Award in Japan for REVENGE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERDS; P (published in Japanese) was Writer-in-Residence at Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 1995 school year; and was a teacher at Writer's Digest Magazine Correspondence School, 1994-1997. Dov also wrote THE KABBALIST (MYSTICISM), published in English 2007, Romanian 2009, Spanish 2012.