Of Romanian origin, Dov Hoenig left his family and his birthplace in 1948 for Palestine, passing through the British internment camps in Cyprus along the way. After a tumultuous childhood in the kibbutz and a multitude of jobs, from fisherman to journalist to film critic, he left for Paris in May 1965. He met Jean Rouch and worked on the editing for Hunting the Lion with Bow and Arrow, which was selected for the Venice film festival that same year. This was the beginning of a remarkable career that led Dov Hoenig to collaborate with the director Moshé Mizrahi in France and Israel and several directors in the United States, including Michael Mann, Andrew Davis and Garry Marshall. Hoenig received the American Cinema Editors’ prize for The Last of the Mohicans and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Editing for The Fugitive.
Dov Hoenig left editing to devote himself to writing. His love for French culture and literature pushed him to write his novel in French. He now divides his time between London and Paris.