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Her book The Devil in Vienna received a Phoenix Award Honor in 1998. Her books Sarah's Room and Dwarf Long-Nose were illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winning illustrator Maurice Sendak.
She has also translated children's books from German to English. Two of her translations, Nero Corleone: a Cat's Story by Elke Heidenreich and Daniel Half Human by David Chotjewitz, are Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Books, the award recognizing outstanding translated children's books.
She attended Radcliffe College from 1946 to 1948 and graduated cum laude from Barnard College in 1950. She is married to Shelley Orgel, a medical doctor specializing in psychoanalysis, and has three children.
- Biography (German) at University of Vienna (univie.ac.at)
- Doris Orgel at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Doris Orgel at Library of Congress Authorities, with 62 catalogue records (previous page of browse report, under 'Orgel, Doris' without '1929–')
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