Doris Orgel has translated and retold many fairy and folk tales, translated books by other authors, as well as written picture books, chapter books and novels for young adults. Her first original book is Sarah's Room (1963), illustrated by Maurice Sendak. She is best known for her novel The Devil in Vienna, based on her childhood experiences in 1930's Austria, which received a Golden Kite Honor Book Award, Sydney Taylor Book Award , and Phoenix Award Honor Book.
Orgel advises aspiring writers to "Dig back in your life to when you were the age you're writing for. Keep writing to confirm that you are meant to do so. At best, you will discover you are a strong writer. If not, then facing how hard writing is will help you sense how far you've come, and how much farther you still have to go."
To find books by Doris Orgel you can search the online catalog by Author (Orgel, Doris).